Olly Newton – Keynote
Director of Policy and Research (The Edge Foundation)
Olly Newton spent 12 years in the Department for Education working on policies including 14-19 diplomas, raising the participation age and most recently as Head of Apprenticeship Strategy. Olly then joined the Edge Foundation as Director of Policy and Research, where he oversees a programme of primary research, and is lead author on all of the charity’s reports and runs the Edge Future Learning delivery programme for schools and colleges. In his spare time, Olly volunteers with the Scout Association and helps run a community theatre in Sheffield.