We're passionate about making a difference

As a lecturer in mathematics, Dr Mark Dixon had always been aware of the social and commercial impact of low levels of maths attainment, both nationally and around the world.

This came into sharp focus through his experience as a parent – providing him with a clear understanding about the level of challenge faced by many students in acquiring even the most basic maths skills and by parents looking to help their children.

In 2010, Mark started investigating ways to tackle some of these issues, creating in the first instance a simple series of tutorial videos to be shared amongst friends.

The spark of an idea.

Our team

Sparx would not have been able to succeed without the expertise, passion and creativity of our dedicated team. From mathematicians to engineers and graphic designers to data scientists, our diverse range of team members are the foundation which Sparx is built upon.

Our Leadership Team

Dr Mark Dixon

Founder and Sparx Discovery

Dan Sandhu

CEO

Colin Hegarty

Education and UK Schools Director

Spencer Thompson

Director of Product

Luke Stubbles

Director of Technology

Louise Mayor

Director of Marketing and Consumer

Gemma Johnson

Director of People

Paul Clatworthy

Head of Finance

Tomasz Stefanski

Head of Strategy

Our Advisory Panel

Dr Rebecca Winthrop

Tim Oates

Glenn Woodcock

Dr Julian Huppert

Joe Ludlow

Our Leadership Team

Dr Mark Dixon

Founder and Sparx Discovery

Dan Sandhu

CEO

Colin Hegarty

Education and UK Schools Director

Spencer Thompson

Director of Product

Luke Stubbles

Director of Technology

Louise Mayor

Director of Marketing and Consumer

Paul Clatworthy

Head of Finance

Tomasz Stefanski

Head of Strategy

Our Advisory Panel

Dr Rebecca Winthrop

Glenn Woodcock

Dr Georgie Hart

Joe Ludlow