Amazing Learning



Matthew Knowles

Group Head of Technology

Matt was born and raised in Harrogate, Yorkshire in the UK. He began his further education studying Civil Engineering at Harrogate College and completed a two-year course, but soon took an interest in IT.  A further year was spent completing a one year Computed Aided Design course before moving to Leeds Metropolitan University to undertake Computer Network studies.  Following which, Matt was ready for work and quickly found a position assisting IT at Ripon Technology College.  To support his career, Matt added both Cisco and Microsoft Certified qualifications under his belt.  As the years past, Matt’s career grew, and he benefited from gaining experience in a wide number of industries.  He finished his UK based career working for a PLC based in Cheshire as IT Technical Manager before re-locating to the UAE to work for an American Oil & Gas safety company.  Matt’s responsibility quickly grew from supporting MEA region to the Eastern Hemisphere, supporting a group of over 3000 employees and a technical team of twenty.  After fifteen years Matt’s career went full circle when he joined International Schools Partnership (ISP) and returned to supporting IT in the Education industry.  His passion for IT in this field and the responsibility associated with supporting future generations in this industry he finds hugely rewarding.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys avoiding technology as much as possible!  Spending time with his wife (Sam) and son (Ellis) enjoying time outdoors. He has a passion for travelling, football and cars.

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