The ARC secretariat

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Andy Hargreaves

President and Founder of ARC
Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa
Brennan Chair, Lynch School of Education, Boston College




Andy Hargreaves is Director of Chenine (Change, Engagement and Innovation in Education) at the University of Ottawa, Research Professor at Boston College, and Honorary Professor at Swansea University. He is former President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, is Adviser in Education to the First Minister of Scotland, and, from 2014-2018 advised the Premier of Ontario. Andy is President and co-founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC): a group of nations committed to humanitarian goals in education. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Education. Andy is ranked #15 out of 20,000 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Professor Hargreaves’s books have received 8 outstanding writing awards, including the Grawemeyer Award, the most prestigious and highest value award in the field
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Yngve Lindvig

Founder of ARC

CEO of LearnLab


Phone: +47 90785069



Yngve is the CEO of LearnLab and is an acknowledged speaker, consultant, founder, leader, and project leader. He is co-founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory.

His passion is to co-create digital tools that activate the learning processes for students and educators. Yngve believes that the future will revolve around co-learning and learning from mistakes. He believes that we must abandon training for tests and focus on learning for life.

One of Yngve’s driving questions is: How can we co-create deeper capacity for the next century whenre equity and global awareness are the goals?

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Tore Skandsen

ARC secretariat

Senior advisor/ Executive officer of international relations, IMTEC


Phone: +47 970 27 262



Tore Skandsen has over 25 years of international development experience in the educational sector. He has worked with both schools, districts, and governments, and has led several comprehensive projects with developing educational systems on a regional and national basis.

For the last decade, Tore has been the CEO of The IMTEC foundation, where he is still employed today. In addition to the work in IMTEC, Tore works with the Centre for Studies of Educational Practice which is part of the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Tore has been active in building up ARC from the start and is a member of the ARC secretariat.

His passion and motto is: “What have you done today to make the world a better place”

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Steve Munby

ARC Secretariat

Author and self-employed consultant



Steve Munby is a self-employed consultant and speaker on leadership and on system reform. He has spent his whole career in education, commencing as a secondary school teacher in Birmingham, England. He later became Director of Education for Knowsley Local Education Authority in Merseyside. Steve was Chief Executive of the National College for School Leadership in England and then Chief Executive of Education Development Trust, an international education charity.

Steve is the facilitator for the ARC summits and a member of the ARC Secretariat. He is Visiting Professor at University College London Center for Educational Leadership, Honorary Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and is Chair of the Teaching Awards Trust in the UK.

Steve’s publications include: “Imperfect Leadership – A book for leaders who know they don’t know it all” Crown House, 2019. His forthcoming book: Imperfect Leadership in Action – a practical book for school leaders who know they don’t know it all, co-authored with MarieClaire Bretherton, will be published in March/April 2022 (Crown House).