Satchel appoints AQA Chief Executive Officer as Non-Executive Director

Satchel, the award-winning provider of the learning platform, Satchel One, home to Show My Homework, today announces the appointment of Colin Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of assessment body, AQA, as Non-Executive Director to the organisation. Colin’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Satchel, as it looks to build on its growth in the UK by expanding internationally.

Colin joined AQA as CEO on June 1st, and is currently responsible for developing a new 3 – 5 year strategy for the organisation that aims to diversify and digitalise its activities. Prior to AQA, Colin served for eight years as Managing Director of the Collins Learning division of HarperCollins, where he merged the Education, Language (dictionaries) and Geo (mapping and atlases) divisions into a unified and successful digital learning division in the UK and international markets. 

Talking about joining Satchel, Colin Hughes, CEO of AQA and Satchel Non-Executive Director, said: “I joined Satchel because I regard it as one of the most well-run and effective edtech enterprises in the UK. I’m attracted by the opportunity to root digital education in schools in the right way. And I want support in the growth of technology that makes a real impact on students’ learning and achievement, while reducing the day-to-day challenges that teachers experience which can ultimately impact the success of the school”.

Colin adds: “Satchel has a strong market share with a brilliant suite of products that genuinely address the needs of teachers. I am looking forward to working with Naimish and the excellent Satchel team in helping them better champion their UK successes to take their products to the international education market”.

Speaking of Colin’s appointment, Naimish Gohil, Founder and CEO of Satchel, said: I am very excited to have Colin join the Satchel team. Colin has been a fantastic supporter from the sidelines and has provided advice to me on many occasions over the last 5 years. He brings a great deal of experience building and growing digital education businesses in the international markets. I’m delighted we can lean on his operating and industry experience during this next phase of growth for Satchel”.

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