Our Team

Anna Norman

General Manager

Anna Norman joins Camara having worked for 16 years in Academic and Professional Publishing. Her experience includes marketing and management roles at Thomson Reuters, Wolters Kluwer & most recently at SAGE where she headed up the London Journals Marketing Team, including supporting new business development through competitive tender proposals, launches and acquisitions.

Our vision is a world-class technology-enabled education accessible to all.

Our mission is to transform education using technology to empower disadvantaged students.

Our Board

John Brown

Chair

John Brown is the current Chairman of Camara Learning in the UK. He has a background in publishing and marketing. Having established John Brown Publishing, he has since managed the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, been chairman of Wisden and launched Bob Books. He is currently Chairman of a travel company, Wild Frontiers, Director of Wanderlust and Oldie magazines, Governor of Notting Hill prep School and a Trustee of Keiskamma Trust and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Ben Lynch

Secretary

Ben Lynch is currently a Director of Camara Learning in the UK. Ben has a background in the technology and financial service sectors, having worked in organisations such as Deutsche Bank, Toshiba and Commerzbank, in London, New York and Silicon Valley. In 2011 he founded Cleantech Capital Advisors, a corporate finance boutique advising companies in the renewable energy and Cleantech sector.

Frank Oliver Lehmann

Treasurer

Frank Oliver is currently MD of a public law company of the Ministry of Finance of Germany; he lives with his family in London and shares a desk in London and in Munich. He started as a consultant at Booz Allen and later moved to two investment banks where he spent about 20years of his worklife. In 2008 and 2009 he got deeper involved with Camara and helped the foundation of the Camara hub in Rwanda. He is an auditor of German Protestant Church in London-West.

Andrew Jarvis

Director

Andrew Jarvis has been CEO of Eaglemoss, an international part-work publishing business since 2008. Prior to that he was COO of John Brown Publishing and ran his own children’s publishing business Two-Can which focussed on educational non-fiction. He was the founding Treasurer of Changing Faces, a charity established in 1992 to help people deal with the challenge of disfigurement, and held the post for 16 years.

Margaret Wallace

Director

Margaret is a consultant educationalist specialising in the application of technology to enhance learning. She has provided consultancy advice to many education transformation projects and she is well-known in educational circles as a regular speaker and author of articles in the field of elearning, online copyright and educational reform. She is currently Academic Director of the EPICT teacher training programme, serves on the Board of Clydebank College and is a Fellow of both the British Institute for Learning and Development and the National Association for Computers in Education.

Mark Ellingham

Director

Mark Ellingham was the founder of Rough Guides and ran the company for 26 years before handing the baton to Penguin. He is currently an associate publisher at Profile Books, has a small press, Sort Of Books, and helps run a new UK travel website, Cool Places. His also a director of the world music magazine, Songlines, and the travel magazine, Wanderlust. He is a trustee of the rainforest/carbon charity, Cool Earth, and the emissions reduction charity, 10:10.

Peter Norris

Director

Peter Norris is Chairman of Virgin Group Holdings Limited and a director of a number of other private companies in the UK and USA. He spent 30 years as a corporate finance adviser, prior to selling his business in 2007. He is also a governor of Charterhouse School.

John Fitzsimons

CEO

John Fitzsimons is the CEO of Camara Education. He has an engineering and IT background having worked with Analog Devices before spending two years in Tanzania setting up the IT function in Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. Since his time in Africa, John has worked in IT and Business Management most recently with Dell. John has a Degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin and an MBA from Smurfit School of Business.

Louise Cardwell

Louise Cardwell had a successful track record in high-level advertising sales working for major media groups – Hachette, Eurosport and News Corporation – across the globe. Having opened offices and managed teams in Paris, London, Singapore and New York, Louise has an international profile and hands-on experience of working in an international marketplace. She has pitched and presented to major blue chip clients including General Electric, Citibank, BP and Nike amongst many others.

Alex Stitt

Alex has a background in publishing having worked in News International, The Daily Telegraph and Telegraph Newspapers. After spending some time in the Department of Health and NHS, he became CEO of iAnnounce who specialise in BMD advertising. His most recent appointment is as the Director of Commercial and Digital Development at Victoria and Albert Museum. Alex has a BA in English from the University of Oxford.