James Burnett is the co-founder and Executive Chair of ORIGO Education. He started the company because he is passionate about education and is continually striving to make mathematics meaningful, enjoyable and accessible for all students and their teachers. He has authored and contributed to more than 300 mathematics resources for teachers and students aged 5 to 12 and regularly speaks to audiences across Australia and North America.
James aims to lift the profile of mathematics through dynamic professional learning and the development of innovative print and digital resources for the classroom. His achievements have been recognized with awards such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his State; the Elementary Publisher of the Year Award (Australia); and Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award for ORIGO’s core mathematics program for K-6 called Stepping Stones.