John Holman is Senior Adviser in Education at the Gatsby Foundation and until recently Independent Adviser on Careers to ministers in the English government's Department for Education. He is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, past President of the Association for Science Education, past President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, former Chair of the Bridge Group and Chair of the Talent Commission.

John was the founding Director of the National STEM Learning Centre and was National STEM Director for the English government from 2006 to 2010.  He has taught science and chemistry to all ages from 11 year olds to undergraduates and was Headteacher of Watford Grammar School for Boys from 1994 to 2000. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2010 for services to education.

John Holman


Education CommitteeJanuary 2022 - December 2024Member