Jeffrey Thompson is the Rector of Cross River Institute of Technology and Management, Ugep. He has been both a Pastoral and Academic Leader in several top performing Colleges in the UK. He has over 20 years of experience in the Public Education sector. He has been on the Board of Schools Company in the United Kingdom. Prior to his engagement at the Cross River Institute of Technology and Management, Ugep, Thompson managed drawing offices and owned a Design Agency. He holds a First and Master’s degree in Educational Technology, with a Ph.D in Educational Psychology. In 2010, Jeffrey set up the second Sailing and Engineering based School in the United Kingdom, (opened by the Princess Royal of England), specifically to teach applied learning skills for the local community.