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Meet the team

We're experienced coaches, SMEs, educators, entrepreneurs and digital pioneers, united by our vision to help young people thrive in the modern world.

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COO and co-founder

Dene Botha

A dynamic force in youth empowerment, Dene defied conventional education paths on his journey from professional athlete to digital entrepreneur. After a career-ending accident he transformed his hardship into expertise and is now recognised as a youth skills development expert. 

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CEO and co-founder

Will Remes

Will is passionate about developing learning experiences for young people that complement traditional academic provision and inspiring more people from diverse backgrounds to become business builders and future leaders. His is a distinguished career in strategic leadership, encompassing training, Edtech and certification throughout EMEA.

 

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Rushani Mahendran is Chief Learning officer at Earniversity
Chief Learning Officer

Rushani Mahendran

Rushani has over 17 years experience in tutoring and curriculum design - her unique skill set has established her as a leader in integrating technology with education. Having been the Head of Product at an EdTech start-up and a digital lead for online brands, she combines a deep understanding of educational needs with digital innovation expertise. 

Education Adviser

Dr Joy Kettyle

Joy is the Acting Vice Principal for Curriculum and Student Experience at York College. A passionate educator with extensive experience in the education sector, Joy holds a Doctorate in Education from the Queens University Belfast where her research explored assessment for learning and its potential for positive impact on learners from lower socio economic groups.

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Educational Advisor

Dr. Sammar Javed, FHEA

Sammar is a Lecturer in Business and Management at the Derby Business School, University of Derby where she contributes towards Degree Apprenticeships, online business degrees, and research supervision.

Chief Marketing Officer

Simon Bullmore

With a background in business psychology, Simon has worked in digital, data, and training for over 17 years. This includes founding a digital marketing agency, leading the learning programme at the Tim Berners-Lee founded Open Data Institute, and the launch of Harvard Business School's first European office.

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Learning Design Manager

Aaminah Khan

Aaminah infuses projects with youthful energy and passion and is a student of design and innovation. With extensive tutoring experience, Aaminah is committed to inspiring future generations in the education sector. Driven by empathy and a belief in empowerment, she creates diverse pathways for learners to thrive and succeed.

Chief Technical Officer

David Aspinall

David has more than a decade of experience leveraging technology for educational purposes. His expertise in innovative education was honed at Learn to Trade, the worlds largest company offering Forex Trading education. He brings his skills in digital transformation and his commitment to using technology to enhance learning experiences at Earniversity.

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