Ross Hall is Co-Lead of the Learning Societies Portfolio at the Jacobs Foundation, which is modelling approaches to creating ‘thriving learning ecosystems’ in which every child is developing holistically through varied learning experiences.
Ross is passionate about weaving together multi-stakeholder collaborations that transform education systems so that whole child development becomes the central purpose. In this way, he hopes to see a world in which whole communities are becoming equipped and inclined to care for themselves, each other, and the world.
Ross is also a Co-Founder of the Weaving Lab, a global community who are aiming to advance ‘weaving’ as a leadership practice that is essential for collaborative system change. Ross incubated the Weaving Lab while leading Ashoka’s global education strategy for 5 years. Before that, he designed the Learner Guide & Better World Programmes with Camfed, empowering 500,000 young people across Zimbabwe and Tanzania to be well and do well. This extended the Education for Economic and Social Development project that he conceived while leading Pearson’s international qualifications business, using it to evaluate the effectiveness of education systems internationally. Before joining Pearson, Ross spent 15 years designing and launching 20 businesses on 5 continents.