Jim Knight works in education, medtech and as a legislator. He is the Chief Education and External Officer at TES Global Ltd, the news, training, jobs and resource sharing service for teachers. His responsibilities include Tes Resources and Communications and Public Affairs. He previously founded Tes Institute in 2014 which is now the fifth largest qualifier of teachers in England. Jim is a founder of XRapid, an innovative business using artificial intelligence to power the diagnosis of malaria and asbestos fibres using iPhones.
As a UK government minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment. He was a member of Gordon Brown’s Cabinet 2009-2010, before joining the Lords after the 2010 General Election. He is also a visiting Professor at the Knowledge Lab of the UCL Institute of Education and Chair of Whole Education.