A physicist and a lifelong educator, Percy spent seven years as a member of Eton College’s Senior Management Team with responsibility for developing the use of IT for teaching and learning within the College. Percy is now CEO of Eton Online Ventures, a wholly-owned trading subsidiary of Eton College, which brings together technologists, educators and entrepreneurs aiming to transform the delivery of education for students worldwide through ventures which will also generate revenue for Eton’s programme of scholarships and bursaries.
EtonX is Eton’s first EdTech investment. EtonX’s mission is to create innovative software, pedagogy and high-quality course materials to allow teenagers to develop the skills they need for their future success. Its Future Skills Programme has just launched and features a state-of-the-art virtual classroom where students learn live online in small groups. The programme provides an opportunity for students around the world to learn together and with an online mentor, following courses in a range of practical soft skills such as public speaking, entrepreneurship and critical thinking.