Governance and Structure
Honorary Treasurer, Board of Trustees
Neil Hollister is currently CEO at the Learn Centre. He has an MA from the University of Cambridge in Computer Science.
Neil has held a variety of technical, sales and management roles within the IT and business information industries. He was Strategy and Marketing Director at OnCue (2000–2001) and Managing Director at Datamonitor (2001–2005). Neil also has a broad commercial background, most recently leading a management buy-in of Cryptocard in 2006, and serving as Chairman and CEO until the sale of the business to the industry leader Safenet in 2012.
Neil has a keen interest in education – practically, as a father of three children, but also based on his belief that better education leads to a better world. Neil was Vice-Chairman of the governing body and head of the finance and personnel committee of a local school for many years.
Neil has been closely involved with NFER's work in e-assessment and has been a trustee of NFER since 2007. He is Chair of the Investment Committee, serves on the Audit Committee and leads the Product and Marketing Working Group.