Jim Knight, The Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth

Chief Education & External Officer

Jim is the Chief Education & External Officer at Tes Global, having successfully started our teacher training business, Tes Institute in 2015. He oversees all stakeholder, public affairs and government liaison as well as responsibility for the teacher resources, internal & external communications and creative solutions.

A visiting professor at the UCL Knowledge Lab and a member of the House of Lords, Jim served as an MP from 2001-2009, during which time he was a minister for rural affairs, schools and then employment, spending his final year as a Cabinet minister. 

Jim is a founder of XRapid Ltd, the first company to sell disease diagnosis commercially via an iPhone app. He is a trustee of the Centre for Accelerating Social Technology, and for Whole Education.