Debate mate virtual

What is debate mate virtual?

Debate Mate Virtual is part of Debate Mate, an innovative global social business that employs elite debate mentors to teach the skills of communication and leadership in schools and businesses across the world, from London to Dubai, New York to Shanghai.

With 13 years of experience, we run one of the worlds largest debating programmes and we equip people of all ages and backgrounds with the ability to communicate & collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds, to think critically and creatively, whilst also developing empathy, resilience and core confidence. We have worked with over 1,500 businesses and brands and work with 6,000 young people each week.

Debate Mate is a social business and as part of our missions, we work with our charitable programme, Debate Mate schools to deliver its programme to run after-school debate clubs in areas of high child poverty across the world. Over the last nine years, we have successfully taught over 25,000 young people to debate in the UK, USA, Jamaica, Nepal, Dubai, Doha, Mexico, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, China, Japan, Korea and Israel.

Who we work with

Bill Gates

Usain Bolt

David Beckham

10 Downing Street

The Executive Office of Dubai

Meet the team

Scarlett

Scarlett

CEO

Scarlett

Scarlett is the CEO of Debate Mate Online and left a career in Corporate Law to set up our Jamaica programme before founding Debate Mate Online.

Margaret

Margaret

Founder & Chair

Margaret

Margaret has over twenty years’ experience as a commercial barrister combined with two decades in the voluntary sector including Centre Point and the NSPCC Justice for Children programme.

Seun

Seun

Group Head of Education

Seun

Seun has been working for Debate Mate for over 10 years and is a former competitive debater. She leads on our International Education Strategy and oversees the product development for Debate Mate Online.

Enayah

Enayah

Director of Operation

Enayah

Enayah has over 10 years of experience in the classroom as a former Deputy Head of English. She Oversees the Operations for Debate Mate Online and the Management of our Charitable programme Debate Mate Schools.

Sarah

Sarah

Programme Director

Sarah

Sarah has mentored for Debate Mate for 4 years in schools across the country. She is now working for Debate Mate as an Online Programme Director.

James Waterfield

James Waterfield

Executive Programme Director & Content and Marketing Lead

James Waterfield

James has worked with Debate Mate for over 5 years and supports with the digital marketing strategy across the Debate Mate Group.

Iona Cable

Iona Cable

Communication and Content Creator

Iona Cable

Iona has mentored with Debate Mate for over 3 years and supports with creating content for our Virtual Clubs.

Rohan Mistry

Rohan Mistry

Programme Director

Rohan Mistry

Rohan oversees the London Primary school programme for Debate Mate Schools and supports with the delivery of Debate Mate Virtual

Esther Mark

Esther Mark

Programme Director Consultant

Esther Mark

Esther has been involved with Debate Mate for over 11 years, and supports with the delivery of Debate Mate Limited and the Virtual Clubs.