Andrew Thraves - Trustee

Andrew has supplied services and solutions to the education industry for almost 30 years, and in that time has delivered instructional content, assessments, data analysis services, professional development, and back office services to education, all intended to support school improvement.

Andrew works at Prospects Services and leads the Education Division. His role involves developing strategy, leading business planning, driving organic growth, identifying potential acquisitions, and initiating and managing relationships with policy-makers. His role also includes being on the board of 3BM, the first mutual joint venture to spin out of local government, providing infrastructure and office services to schools, colleges and MATs.

Prior to his role at the Prospects, Andrew worked for a variety of companies involved in delivering market-leading educational services, including GL Education Group, Pearson, Stanley Thornes and Nelson. Additionally he has been Director of Content at the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), responsible for delivering Curriculum Online and managing the Content Advisory Board.

Andrew has previously been a governor for a college in South London, as well as his local primary school in East Sussex. He has also been a parish councillor.

He is an active member of the trade organisations relevant to companies involved in the development of educational services. He is chair of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), and past-chair of both the Educational Publishers Council, and Educational Software Publishers Association. He has spoken at the Education Select Committee, the APPG for Education, the Westminster Forum, and at various conferences at home and overseas.