James de Bass
James started his career as a lawyer in London with Ashurst. After eight years he joined the proprietary trading desk at ING Bank and went on to manage the equity portfolio of the fund in New York. Since co-founding Educate, James has overseen the expansion of the business from a focus on teacher performance management to a broader suite of services including initial teacher training, school business efficiency, project management and the development of staff appraisal software. This has seen Educate operate both in the UK and internationally and the company continues to expand through acquisition and organically with over 5,000 school clients to date.