Frog appoints Alistair Smith as part of major restructure
Frog, the world’s leading learning platform provider, has appointed Alistair Smith as Education Director to inform all product development for the UK and international market, providing a unique insight into how people learn.
Alistair brings nearly 30 years’ experience of working in education and sport, where he’s developed innovative approaches to learning and implemented systems that engage learners. An author of bestselling and award-winning books such as ‘High Performers’, ‘Learning to learn in practice’ and ‘Accelerated Learning: A Users Guide.’ and a learning consultant to the Football Association, Alistair is a great fit with Frog.
Commenting on his new role, Alistair said: “It’s very exciting for a number of reasons. I genuinely believe Frog is at the leading edge, globally, in what it can offer education and there’s energy about this organisation, a youthfulness that I like and with that comes a lot of optimism.”
Gareth Davies, CEO, is delighted to introduce a person of this stature to Frog: “Alistair is internationally recognised for his insights into effective learning. We expect Alistair to breathe his vision of learning through every aspect of the Frog business, from product development through to training and coaching. I am delighted that Alistair has joined us as Education Director and I very much look forward to working with him and the focus on learning that I believe he will bring."
There have been a number of senior appointments across Frog in the last month. Guy Oliver, Operations Director joins Frog from the financial services sector where he headed up a £7.5M business unit. Shaun Geoghegan, previously from RM, is building a bigger MIS team to develop a very rich integration with the UK’s main MIS systems. Jack Nattress has been appointed to build a Programme Office for Frog, introducing new processes, procedures and a dedicated Quality Assurance team to support the business’ substantial growth.
Frog will be announcing more news at the International Learning Platforms Conference on 19 June 2012 at the ICC in Birmingham. You can register at www.frogtrade.com/frog12
Frog is the market’s most advanced learning platform. It’s a powerful piece of software that works like a Lego® kit allowing users to build most things that can be found on the Internet (e-learning, social networks, video sites like YouTube, and so on) in a safe environment within the school.
Used a bit like an Intranet, it allows teachers to easily create their own lessons and resources without relying on anyone ‘technical’.
Frog has been proven to add value, save time and money and raise standards, even in schools that already excel. Frog is much more than a learning platform; it is an educational tool to support schools in achieving their long term improvement plans.
Frog is used in more than 600 schools and academies across theUKand in schools worldwide. Frog announced in January 2012 its roll out of the learning platform technology to 6 million users, across 10,000 schools inMalaysiathrough a joint venture with the YTL Group ofMalaysia.
Named one of the fastest growing businesses in Yorkshire for 2012 by The Yorkshire Post
Shortlisted for ‘Supplier of the year’ at the Education Resource Awards 2012
Ranked 32 in Deloitte’s UK Fast 50 Technology Awards 2011
Ranked 174 in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Finalist for ‘Use of educational technology’ at the 2011 EducationInvestor AwardsFinalist for ICT Company of the Year (over £3 million turnover) 2012 BETT Awards
Named 2009 ‘Supplier of the year (£1 - £3million turnover)’ at Education Resource Awards