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Max Larcombe

Current OccupationDirector of Education - Hyper Island UK

NationalityUnited Kingdom

Current LocationManchester

I'm an educator at heart, but I also like old records and occasionally running long distances for fun.

I started my career making documentaries but wanted to see the impact of my work first hand so moved into the education sector and ran a range of enterprise and leadership projects across the UK and internationally.

I've always had an ambition to disrupt education in the UK by delivering a more innovative approach to learning. I've realised this by co-founding an industry-led state funded school called Manchester Creative Studio, which prepares young people for a career in the creative and digital industries. It was my research for this that led me to Hyper Island and as soon as I'd walked through the door I knew it was the place for me.

As the UK Director of Education I'm responsible for leading our range of education programmes. I'm passionate about providing learning experiences that allow people to develop the skills needed by industry both now and (hopefully) in the future. My aim is to ensure we always do this by never standing still and continually striving for excellence.