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Lynne McClure OBE – Trustee

Lynne is currently Head of Mathematics Solutions at Cambridge Partnership for Education at the University of Cambridge. Previous project leadership roles include Director of Cambridge Mathematics, Director of NRICH and PI on the Government funded A-level project Underground Mathematics, and before that Principal Lecturer and PGCE course leader at two leading UK Universities, Headteacher of a small primary school and a secondary maths teacher. Lynne was a member of ACME from 2009 to 2013 and again from 2017 to 2020, and sits on the Royal Society Mathematical Futures Board and the Partnership Grants Panel. She is active in various mathematics ...

Mark Rushworth – Trustee

Mark is the founder and Director of two DeepTech startups focussed on addressing sustainability challenges in medicine and computing through the use of novel science and technology. Mark has a degree in modern languages from Oxford and is a Daiwa Scholar. He firmly believes that maths is a fundamental skill that can be accessible to everyone and that, like everything, one’s early experiences and encouragement paves the way to being able to enjoy and exploit it fully in later life.

Professor Tom Ward – Trustee

Professor Tom Ward is a mathematician and Pro Vice-Chancellor Education at Newcastle University. He is responsible for the educational strategy for the University. Tom’s research is in ergodic theory and its relation to number theory.  

Helen Clapham – Trustee

Helen is the Director of External Relations at The Grammar School at Leeds. Helen is passionate about the importance of education, and she is committed to the school playing its part in making Leeds one of the best cities in the UK for children and young people. The school works with organisations across the city to provide enrichment opportunities, as well as spending more than £1m pa on means-tested bursaries to enable academically talented pupils attend the school. Whilst her academic background is humanities rather than STEM, she feels strongly that numeracy is as important as literacy in improving social mobility.

Sam Lewis – Trustee and Treasurer

Sam graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc in Maths, Operations, Research, Statistics and Economics. He joined the ASDA Graduate Scheme in 2005, where he trained as an IT project manager. Sam has been an Operations Manager for Mosaic Church in Leeds, where he was responsible for managing Finances, HR, and Contracts. He was also one of the founding directors of The Barn Coffee Shop, Meanwood - a successful social enterprise start-up. Sam is the co-founder and director of ExpenesePlus, which is a cloud-based fund accounting package that enables churches and charities to streamline their financial process.

Catherine Griffiths

Catherine Griffiths has a career in establishing and expanding research centres that span multiple disciplines. This has included developing the Kobler Unit for the Management of Technology at Imperial College, the Outsourcing Unit at London School of Economics, and the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics at Birkbeck London University. Her work across technology, the arts, data science, history and design, as well as building conservation, has facilitated this multi-disciplinary approach. She has been retained by business and government specifically to assist small and medium sized business, startups and spin out companies. In this capacity she ...

Jason Davison – Trustee

Jason completed his MMath at the University of Warwick. He then worked as a Maths Teacher, training with TeachFirst and then later as a Senior Educator at MoMath, in Manhattan. He is also a qualified chartered ICAEW accountant and has spent time as a Senior Associate Accountant at PWC learning about effective organisational management. He has a passion for mathematical magic and wrote a short book entitled “Maths Made Magic”, collaborating with colleagues from Queen Mary College, London; this is available for free online. He wrote two shows entitled “The Maths Magic Show” which he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe on two consecutive years. ...

Roger Fisken – Trustee and Secretary

Roger spent most of his adult life working as a physician and endocrinologist, working in Birmingham, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and Liverpool before taking up a consultant post at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. Alongside his medical interests he has had a lifelong enthusiasm for mathematics as a hobby and intellectual pursuit. After retirement in 2010 he undertook several courses of study with the Open University, leading to the award of a Certificate in Mathematics in 2011. His reading of the works of Martin Gardner led to a long-lasting interest in recreational mathematics. Since 2012 he has taught mathematics on a voluntary basis to ...

Dr Ruth Holland – Trustee

Ruth’s interest in mathematics led her to complete an MMath and doctorate in mathematics at the University of Oxford. Her desire to enthuse others resulted in her taking a PGCE following which she taught 11-18 year olds. Her ambition to encourage more people into the mathematical sciences did not waiver and so she began work on the HEFCE funded More Maths Grads Project to pilot ideas to increase numbers entering this field by giving students, teachers and advisors a greater understanding of the subject and the career paths onto which it could lead. Nowadays she is the STEM coordinator and maths specialist working in outreach at the University of ...

Huw Kyffin – Trustee

After teaching mathematics in FE in London and the USA, and becoming an Advisor for Mathematics in FE across Inner London, Huw was an inspector for continuing education in Kent and was the founding Chair of NANAMIC – the National Association for Numeracy and Mathematics in Colleges, from 1992 to 1999. He is a Chartered Mathematician and a Member of the IMA. He was a member of the steering committee of the Nuffield project, chaired by Hugh Neill, to develop a new Mathematics A level in the late 80s and was a member of the steering group of the project on Mathematical Skills in the Workplace for the Science, Technology and Mathematics Council in ...