About us

Meet the team

Management Team

Richard Marett


Kevin Berry

Finance and Operations Director

Dr Junaid Mubeen

director of education

Emma Ringe

Global Schools Director

Svetlana Tarassova

Global Partnerships Director

Ray Douse

International Compliance Director

Charles Barber

Marketing and Communications Director

David Tymm - Product Director

David Tymm

Product Director

Board of Directors

Trevor Johnson

Non-Executive Director

Trevor was formerly an Executive Director of Man Asia, part of Man Group plc. He brings wide international commercial experience as a Non-executive Director of a number of companies including Whizz Education.

Jenna Pipchuck

non-executive director

Jenna Pipchuk is the EVP, Chief Sales Officer of SMART Technologies and is responsible for global sales. Jenna joined SMART in 2007 and has over 20 years of experience in technology. During her career she lived in Europe for over 5 years and has worked globally for so long that her most common current location status is “in the air.” Jenna is known for transparent leadership, honed hiring skills and building great teams. She started her career in Product Management and has helped bring many successful products to market for SMART. Jenna holds a BSc in E-commerce from the University of Phoenix

Sir Eric Peacock

Non-Executive Director

Sir Eric is a serial entrepreneur who took Babygro Plc to a full Stock Exchange Listing after an earlier career as Managing Director of other textile businesses. He was knighted in 2003 for services to international trade, and has sat on numerous Government boards, including currently that of UK Export Finance. He is Chairman of a number of high growth businesses with international dimensions in widely differing sectors, and has broad experience of start ups, turnarounds, internationalisation, financing, acquiring, disposal and flotation. Sir Eric is also Chairman of the charities AB Trust which operates in Uganda, Uniqueness helping school leavers to achieve their goals, Teens Unite supporting 16-25 year olds with terminal cancers and The Peacock Foundation which focusses on childrens’ creativity through art. He is a graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast.


Ron van der Meer


Whizz Education was founded by Ron van der Meer, a pioneer of interactive pop-up books for children and adults. Ron created more than 150 three-dimensional books, including numerous award winning international bestsellers. His books on Mathematics, with Bob Gardner, The Maths Kit and the Maths Master series for 3 to 9 year olds, sold more than 1.2 million copies in over 15 countries. This success inspired him to start Whizz Education. Ron is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague, Holland, and the Royal College of Art, London.