The Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth
Jim Knight is the Managing Director of Online Learning at TES Global Ltd, a member of the House of Lords and a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education.
Jim’s main policy interests are education, employment, skills and digital technology. He was Labour MP for South Dorset from 2001-2010. In that time he was the longest serving Schools minister in the UK government led by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown; he also served as Rural Affairs minister and Employment minister. He attended weekly Cabinet in the year running up to the 2010 General Election, and joined the Lords after that election.
Having co-ordinated Ed Balls Leadership Campaign, he served as shadow DWP minister and shadow DEFRA minister in the House of Lords. As a consultant he worked with TSL Education, Apple, Smart Technologies, EC Harris LLP, and Alderwood Recruitment.
He is a co-owner of eCan, developer of solar powered digital projectors for wireless use with iPads in Africa and Asia. He is chair of the Tinder Foundation and HTI Education Trust, and deputy chair of the Nominet Trust. He gets to most Arsenal home games and reads quite a lot of books. He is also Patron of a number of charities.