Paul Finnis

Paul Finnis

CEO
Digital Poverty Alliance

About this Speaker

Paul Finnis is the CEO of the Learning Foundation and Digital Poverty Alliance. Paul has worked within the ngo sector for 35 years. The last 20 years have seen a closer focus on education from helping to set up the British Council for School Environments to leading a British education ngo in Vietnam for 7 years. Paul has seen first-hand the power that the right intervention in education has to profoundly change lives and believes strongly in transparency and ensuring that genuine change is delivered. The Learning Foundation is now 20 years old and works directly with schools looking to introduce technology into learning as part of their toolkit for teachers and students. We have three watchwords for every programme: Equitable, Effective and Sustainable. In February 2019 Paul launched Digital Access for All with a powerful group of organisations aimed at ensuring that every school-aged child in the UK has the access, skills and support that they need to the digital world at home for learning and life. The pandemic demonstrated just how important that ambition was and continues to be; and Paul and the team are now working hard to respond to urgent need and focused on a sustainable, strategic response to this issue through establishing the Digital Poverty Alliance. [email protected] www.linkedin.com/in/paul-finnis-5675801/ www.digitslpovertyalliance.org www.learningfoundation.org.uk