Ryan Robson

Ryan Robson


Ryan has led, invested in and served on the boards of education groups for over two decades.

These have spanned nursery, primary and secondary provision, further and higher education, as well as special educational needs.

Prior to ISP, Ryan was CEO of World Class Learning (WCL) and the British Schools of America.

Before WCL, he was Founder and Managing Partner of Sovereign Capital – UK Educational Investor of the Year. Based on his experience as Chairman of Schools Standards and Performance for disadvantaged state schools, he has written three respected national policy papers on educational disadvantage and children in care. Ryan holds an MA in History from Cambridge University.

He is a long-suffering fan of Newcastle United Football Club and in his spare time is a keen scuba diver and skier.

Zoe Howorth

Zoe Howorth


Zoe brings experience of building global brands and ESG to the ISP board. Zoe spent most of her career at the Coca-Cola Company, culminating in her role as Marketing Director responsible for a portfolio of 15 brands where she led brand communication through to the retail customer experience, global sponsorships such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup and managed brand reputation.

Today, Zoe sits on 4 boards including 2 FTSE 250 companies; AG Barr PLC & Paragon Banking group PLC, she also sits on the board of Water Babies, an international baby swimming business.

A daughter of expat teachers and a mum of 2 boys, Zoe has a deep appreciation for the value of education.