Education Advisor, UK
Felicity Gillespie is the Director of Aurora, an investment fund for early years education. She has been an Education Advisor to the UK Department for Education since 2011, working with officials and ministers in Labour, coalition and Conservative administrations. Previously Felicity was the founding Executive Director of the Broadcast Training and Skills Regulator and The National Teaching Awards. Other roles include the education and training advisor at the Confederation of British Industry where she was the UK representative on EU education and training programme boards and for the British Council, a review of strategy covering technical, higher and school education in the Middle East and North Africa. A former Associate of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and of the National College of School Leadership, Felicity has served as a National judge of the UK National Training Awards on many occasions and speaks on the British education system at conferences and seminars in the USA, Middle East and UK.