John Humphrey joined Kent County Council’s holding company, Kent HoldCo Limited, as Group Chief Executive in February 2019.
Prior to joining Kent, John was the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, a Ministry of Defence trading fund; Managing Director of Admiralty Deutschland GmbH, a UKHO-owned company based in Hamburg, Germany; VP Sales Infrastructure Products for Verint, a NASDAQ listed business, based in Montreal, Canada; Founder of BraddaHead Limited, a UK-based electronics company which he sold in 2004; and Group Managing Director of Dedicated Microcomputers Group Ltd, a large private electronics business.
John is a lay trustee of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and a Younger Brother of Trinity House.
James joined as CEO of The Education People in July 2018. He started his career in education as a teacher in inner city London secondaries, progressing through senior leadership roles in both challenging and outstanding schools. With two successful headships under his belt he then moved into the role of Director of Standards for the second largest education group in Dubai: working closely with the CEO to drive transformational change across the group of all-through schools and nurseries by raising educational standards and expanding the business in a highly competitive market.
He brings over 20 years of educational expertise to the role of CEO, along with experience of forming sustainable business partnerships with local, national and multinational companies. His most recent role involved successfully establishing an education service that had a significant impact on improving outcomes for children and young people. He is committed to ensuring the same impact is felt at The Education People, as the company strives to become the one-stop shop for professional education services, support and products across the country.