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Edrolo appoints David Wright as New CEO

Tue, 25th Jul 2023

Australian edtech and educational resources company, Edrolo, marked its tenth birthday with a significant announcement - the appointment of David Wright as its new CEO. The company, co-founded by Ben Sze, Duncan Anderson, and Jeremy Cox, has grown into a leading education technology and publishing company in Australia, and with this move, it aims to reach new heights in its mission to empower learners worldwide.

After an extensive 12-month search led by the founders, David Wright was chosen to lead Edrolo into its next phase of growth. Backed by prominent venture capital firms like Blackbird, Airtree, and Aware Super, Edrolo secured $40 million in Series B funding in June 2022 and has witnessed remarkable progress over the past decade. Trusted by over 250,000 students in more than 1,100 schools across Australia, the company has sold over 200,000 printed textbooks.

Edrolo was established to address the need for high-quality, interactive, and flexible resources that engage students and support teachers. Their resources include concise theory, scaffolded questions, interactive activities, and educational videos that foster skills and understanding in learners.

The decision to bring David Wright on board aligns with Edrolo's vision for advancing education and making it accessible to all. With a remarkable 30-year career in the industry, David brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the cause. He currently serves as the Chair of the NSW Next Generation STEM Fund (GenSTEM) and advises CSIRO, showcasing his commitment to driving educational progress. Previously, he held the position of Vice-President at Macquarie University and has demonstrated expertise in scaling technology, particularly SaaS businesses, into global successes. David's proven track record in developing people, culture, leaders, and high-performing teams makes him an ideal fit to lead Edrolo's next phase of growth.

The founders of Edrolo expressed excitement about the appointment and their confidence in working alongside David to fulfill the company's potential. As they celebrate a decade of educational impact, Edrolo envisions a promising future with David Wright at the helm, driving the company closer to its goal of helping learners worldwide reach their full potential.

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