Anspear was founded by FoneFonics, a company with expertise in the operation and application of mobile technologies, and, with 20 years of experience in the development and effective use of technology in education.
Simon has an extensive background in IT consultancy and has worked with major international financial and telecommunications companies. He has a computer science degree and an MBA. In 2007, Simon founded FoneFonics to use mobile phone software to promote social inclusion through language learning.
Charlie is a graduate in Modern Languages and Linguistics and has a Masters degree in International Relations. He began his broad professional experience planning and supporting training projects overseas and has since moved to Anspear. He has seen the development of a number of high-quality mobile apps through to completion.
Matthew is an engineering graduate with 15 years of experience in the design of innovative and accessible technologies to support education and social care. He has developed a broad portfolio in print, advertising, CD-ROM, Web-based and mobile technologies.
Daleep is a computer science graduate who has wide-ranging software development experience in the educational publishing and financial sectors. His portfolio spans an extensive set of Web and mobile technology applications to support both education and the care of children.
Laura has a range of research-based, political and practical experience in children’s, adult and community services within a London local authority. She has managed a Local Safeguarding Children Board and has a Masters degree from the Institute of Education, London. She has built mobile apps and managed pilot projects with a number of vulnerable groups. She is now carrying out DPhil research at the University of Oxford in which she is assessing the value of mobile resources for English learners in Mumbai.
With a background as a science teacher, George founded Pearson Publishing in 1991. He is an experienced school governor and his particular professional interests include increasing social mobility and developing independent learners.