Leadership Team

Rob May, CEO

Rob May

Rob is an experienced leader in the B2B education sector, with a strong track record of building exceptional teams in some of the world’s most respected education brands, including YMCA, Cambridge Assessment and City & Guilds. Rob is passionate about the power of education to transform lives and about shaping customer-focused solutions to harness the many changing ways in which people all over the world create, share and learn. Rob’s focus is on creating value for ABE customers and learners through product innovation, quality and experience. 



Steve Smith, Director of Business & Product Development

Steve Smith

Steve is an experienced Commercial Director who is passionate about Education.  Prior to ABE he held senior commercial roles at Cambridge Assessment (OCR) and NCC Education which have seen him successfully deliver innovative commercial strategies across markets both within the UK and internationally. Steve is excited to be heading up the global Business and Product development at ABE as we continue to build successful partnerships both within the UK education sector and globally – ensuring that ABE Partner Centres achieve their goals and that ABE learners worldwide have a clear pathway to further and higher education and to employment.