Joe Hallgarten is the Interim Global Director at the RSA, the world’s oldest think and act tank, with 27,000 Fellows around the world. Joe is responsible for growing the RSA’s presence and impact around the world through a range of research and innovation partnerships. He is also leading a new project to explore how the RSA can develop as a global franchise with a physical presence in a small number of countries. Prior to this, Joe was the RSA’s director of education and with oversight of the family of RSA Academy schools. Joe taught in primary schools for five years before joining the Institute for Public Policy Research as Head of Education. Joe then spent six years as Learning Director for Creative Partnerships, the world’s largest creative learning programme, and winner of the WISE 2011 Award. He has also been an advisor to the Department for Education’s Innovation Unit and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and a consultant for London 2012’s education programme. Joe has published articles on a wide variety of educational and cultural issues, including recent reports on the future of international schools, and on global school system innovation.