Nigel Rayner

Nigel Rayner is Principal Consultant with Cambridge Education, part of Mott MacDonald Ltd.   

Nigel started his career writing algorithms to enable building societies to reduce the cash held in ATMs without ever running out. Since then, he has kept one foot in technology whilst more recently working with companies seeking to improve life chances through education. At RM Education plc, he was responsible for the launch of the first widespread ‘Software as a Service’ school management information system, before also gaining responsibility for finance systems and the RM Virtual Learning Environment.

As Director of Further and Higher Education for Capita plc, Nigel led the development of mobile applications to increase engagement between staff and students. A strong believer in the crucial role that further education plays in the success of the individual and the prospects for the UK economy, Nigel was delighted to be invited to join the board of Activate Learning.