PEBBLEPAD hires Kenny Nicholl and Sam Blyth to support UK growtH 

  • Industry leaders join PebblePad as UK operation goes from strength to strength 
  • Fast expanding UK team has increased by nearly a quarter over the last 12 months 
  • New team promises to help universities rebuild and recover from Covid challenges 


London - 8 JUNE 2021 - PebblePad has announced two new executive hires in its London team, as the organisation continues to deliver transformative learning technology to universities across the world.

Kenny Nicholl joins as CGO (Chief Growth Officer) and Sam Blyth joins as Director of Partnerships and Business Development, having both been senior leaders at Instructure.

PebblePad, which supports institutions such as The University of Birmingham, Liverpool University, the University of Leeds and the University of Edinburgh, is uniquely positioned to help universities recover from their toughest period in history. In a post-pandemic world, where remote learning will continue to play a prominent role in the university experience, the PebblePad Learning Journey Platform allows university leaders to seamlessly combine on-campus and on-line learning, for unified learning, assessment and student support.

Kenny comments: “Having admired PebblePad from afar, and having now seen it up close and personal, there can be no doubt that it's uniquely positioned to bridge the gaps that universities have identified in their current digital learning ecosystems. Student-centred, experiential learning initiatives are notoriously difficult to support and assess, especially at scale. PebblePad is able to scaffold learning and guide students through their entire learning journeys - in any context, at any scale, from application to graduation."

Sam continues: “What drives me is helping organisations use technology to take the heavy lifting out of education ‘admin’ and discovering new ways for them to use technology to engage students. I’m thrilled to join PebblePad and to have the opportunity to bring this mission to our university campuses.”

These appointments follow the news that PebblePad has expanded its UK team by nearly a quarter, investing in product development and engineering. The company has been providing transformative technologies to universities around the world for more than 17 years, supporting more than 100 institutions including The University of Waterloo, Deakin University and Griffith University.

About PebblePad

Founded in 2004, PebblePad is an award-winning Learning Journey Platform, designed to help learners, wherever they are learning (at study, work or play), develop, shape, and share their unique skills and attributes in an ever more competitive world. It’s why PebblePad is fast becoming an integral part of Higher Education institutions’ digital ecosystems across the globe. 

For interview please contact: Jodie Young, Assistant Head of Communications - jodie@pebblepad.com.au