Nicola Usborne is Deputy Managing Director of the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher, Usborne Publishing (founded by Nicola’s father, Peter, in 1973). Previously, she worked as a Vice President at Scholastic, in New York, developing award-winning technology products to build literacy; the transmedia online game, book and collectible card property “The 39 Clues”, and magazines for the classroom. She was also a BAFTA-winning film producer. Nicola runs, with her father and brother, the Usborne Foundation, a family charity focussing on developing early literacy. The foundation has developed and funded ‘Teach Your Monster to Read’, an award-winning suite of literacy games, which have been played over 120 million times by worldwide users. Nicola has a BA from Oxford University in English Literature, a MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, an MBA from the Open University and studied at London Business School.