Hyve Group
Hyve welcomes Duncan Verry as Portfolio Director for Bett

Hyve welcomes Duncan Verry as Portfolio Director for Bett

Industry expert brings wealth of experience to drive education innovation through market leading EdTech event series Bett

Hyve is thrilled to announce the appointment of Duncan Verry as the Portfolio Director for Bett. With over 15 years of extensive experience in the education and edtech sector, Duncan brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to this pivotal role which has the potential to improve education for millions of children worldwide. 

Prior to joining Hyve, Duncan served as a senior leader at TES, where he successfully grew multiple parts of the business and launched digital products. He also has hands on experience as a school governor, and most recently he founded the edtech platform Airsupply which connects schools with supply teachers. 

In his new role, Duncan will collaborate with the leadership team across Hyve, aligning the Bett team with Hyve's overarching purpose - to create game-changing impact for its customers. This purpose is particularly relevant for Bett, which plays a pivotal role in enhancing global education.

The flagship Bett event took place last month at London’s ExCeL Centre, where more than 30,000 educators and changemakers came together with the shared purpose of making a genuine impact on the lives of teachers and learners, globally. 

A central aspect of Duncan's role will be the continued development of Bett's digital products, including Connect @ Bett which is designed to streamline connections and facilitate meaningful interactions for Bett customers. Connect takes the luck out of attending the event, ensuring that customers make the connections that matter most to them. Duncan will also drive the scale-up of recently launched tech-enabled products including TableTalks and Tech User Labs. 

Duncan expressed his enthusiasm for his new role, stating:

Duncan It's an honour to be helping educators to understand the exciting EdTech landscape, and to connect them with solutions that have the potential to improve learning outcomes for children across the world. Leading a brand that carries this much respect, heritage, and authenticity among the education community is a responsibility I’m humbled to take on.
Duncan Verry
Portfolio Director, Bett

Bett’s former Portfolio Director, Louisa Hunter, is moving into a central product development role at Hyve, heading up its Digitisation team, which has set about re-defining the traditional event experience to create unparalleled value for customers attending its global events. Louisa said: 

Louisa I am delighted to welcome Duncan to the Hyve team to work with Bett’s brilliant community of passionate and innovative educators and solution providers. Duncan is perfectly placed to lead Bett in its next phase of growth and I look forward to working with him and the wonderful Bett team.
Louisa Hunter
Portfolio Director

Julie Driscoll, Executive Vice President, added: 

Julie Duncan will play a pivotal role in continuing the evolution of this great brand and finding ways to create even more value for this special group of customers, who have an incredibly important job.
Julie Driscoll
Executive Vice President
Nikki Griffiths