Donald is an entrepreneur. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now has a foot in two camps, one as an investor and Board member of LearningPool and Cogbooks, the other in the public sector as a Trustee for the University for Industry, City & Guilds and Deputy Chair of Brighton Arts Festival & Dome.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile and MOOCs and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning, notably the ‘Outstanding Achievement in e-learning Award’. He has advised and written online learning strategies for the World Bank, United Nations and many other public and private sector organisations. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, the Midddle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning