Meet the team
LIS is building a new university that prepares students to tackle the most important and complex problems.
A Shared vision
The LIS team are a unique combination of leading academics; entrepreneurs who have built transformational businesses; and educationalists who have deep expertise in the science of learning, and experience of establishing new institutions.
LIS and its interdisciplinary programme is a product of these powerful collaborations.Undergraduate Programme
As a society, we face challenges that are complex, multifaceted, and require urgent action.
We don't know what the world of work will look like in 2050 but we do know that we will need brilliant problem-solvers who can tackle these issues in new ways. We will teach our students the knowledge, skills, and frameworks they need to create the change they want to see.
Building the right team
The course is not the only thing that’s interdisciplinary at LIS...meet the team!
Ed Fidoe, LIS Co-Founder
Carl (former UCL professor) leads on curriculum design, teaching, and learning.
Carl was a professor of Interdisciplinary Education at UCL and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive
Ed co-founded School 21 after leaving McKinsey in 2010.
Ed has advised several education institutions including Cambridge University, LSE, and Teach First. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ed ran a theatre production company. Board trustee for Ashoka UK.
Co-Founder & Chairman
Co-founded several digital start-ups including Bookatable. Prior to this, Chris worked in Executive Education. An Advisory Board Member at youth charity Big Change, a mentor at Seedcamp and Singularity University SU Labs, and part of the Founders Network.Find out more
Board Trustee at Big Education MAT and co-founder of Funding Circle.
Director of Marketing & Recruitment
Co-founded Two Degrees (e-commerce shoe business) and member of the founding team that launched Oppo Brother's, the healthy dessert company.
Director of Strategy and Operations
Former strategy consultant - supported a range of social impact organisations, including leading Universities.
Director of Admissions & Student Experience
Award-winning author of The Outside Lands. Formerly at Channel 4, Hannah worked in television for several years and prior to this was at McKinsey.
Dr Michael Englard
Head of Programmes and Outreach
Following a longstanding interest in Access and Widening Participation, Michael co-founded Causeway Education. Michael also served as a Director of Studies at The University of Cambridge.
Co-Founded his first venture-backed business at the age of 19 and one of youngest founders ever accepted into the y-combinator programme. Tim co-founded onefinestay and is on the Big Change board.
Director of Education at No More Marking. Prior to this Daisy was head of education research at Ark. In 2017, Daisy was named by Anthony Seldon as one of 'The 20 most influential figures in British Education.'