Meet our Amazing Speakers

Explore our event guest speakers and key specialist areas

Al Kingsley

Chair of Hampton Academies Trust (also Member of RSC Advisory Board East England)

Alex Jackson

Chief Financial Officer

Skills for Life Trust

Andrew Finck

Pre-Sales Consultant, Education

IRIS Software Group

Antony Witheyman


Innovate Multi Academy Trust

Ben Palmer

Special Educational Needs & Disability Strategist

Clare Collins

Head of Consultancy


Darren Holmes


Enquire Learning Trust

Dominic Norrish


United Learning

Dr Gemma Graham

Principal Lecturer & Student Engagement Lead

University of Brighton

Errol Comrie


City Heights Academy

Fiona Summerscales

Senior Category Manager

Education Buying

James Weathermill

CEO & Co-Founder

Arbor Education

Joanne Dawson

National Finance Director

Ormiston Academies Trust

Jonathan Bishop


Cornerstone Academy Trust

Mark Davis

Sales Director

Blue Apple Education

Mel Johnson

Procurement Advisor

Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC)

Moji Omole

Deputy Head & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kensington Primary School

Paul Thorpe


BIM Academy Global

Prof Scott Plotkin

Professor of Neurobiology


Rob Robson

Trust Leadership Consultant

Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Sam Henson

Director of Policy and Information


Will Jordan


IMP Software

abpco 2021
Manchester Bee
Stockport Food bank
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
Good Employment - Sponsor
Good Employment - Member
Convenzis Healthcare Event testimonials

What our clients say about us

Thank you once again for allowing us to exhibit and present directly in the afternoon to the MATs attending. I know it was a lovely day but weather aside it felt wonderful to be back face to face and your conference was so friendly and inviting. I could see the hard work everyone was doing to make it so successful

Department For Education

The National MAT Conference was a great first show for us and produced a number of quality lead opportunities.

Quality of the attendees/delegates was great. The Convenzis team were professional and approachable throughout, and special thanks to Daniel for helping us swap stand positions to incorporate the SMART IFP.

Conversations with the MAT delegates who attended our stand on the day were positive and it was good to understand where they were currently in their Digital transformation journey post-pandemic.

A really positive great show. Our partner, Elementary Technology Ltd, also concurred that the quality of the delegates that attended were the right people and those key decision-makers.


“the whole event was really well organised and the choice of speakers and the range of topics were of excellent quality.
As a supplier, it was great to gain insight to understand the issues and concerns when considering growing or merging MATs, where the priorities are focused and the key learnings for those CEOs who have gone through the journey.
I would recommend attending a future Convenzis conference or event, as the quality was first class.”

Education Buying

“We were impressed by the excellent session line-up and quality of the audience. The team at Convenzis are friendly and were always on hand to help in the run-up. We’re looking forward to the MAT Growth & Merger Conference in October.”

The Key

“The MAT Growth & Merger Conference was a well organised, high-quality event that we thoroughly enjoyed being involved at. The team were professional and friendly, always available to help with our requests. The speakers and audience seniority was excellent, we look forward to continuing to be a part of Convenzis events in the future!”

The Safeguarding Company

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