Gary Pope is co-founder of Kids Industries. The company that makes family brands stronger. Gary began his career as a school teacher leading an English department before becoming a learning designer for a change management consultancy. Today Gary leads Kids Industries finding answers to the most knotty problems in the family market. KI develop Insight, Strategy and Creative that delivers everything from new ranges of toothpaste to entire TV channels complete with SVOD capabilities. Gary has led teams to design award-winning hotels, global learning programmes, theme parks, private island destinations and globally recognised best-in-class digital products. Recent clients include Disney, Moonbug, BBC, Royal Caribbean, Sutikki, Boatrocker, Cartoon Network, Playmobil and LEGOLAND.
Gary is an advisor to The Children’s Media Conference, a BAFTA Juror, a guest lecturer at multiple academic institutions. Gary is a regular commentator in the global family market press. Gary maintains his interest in education as a school governor, is dad to Daisy and Laurence and is a proud LEGO collector.