IRL courses are run by Ben Middleton & Fady Georgy.

Ben & Fady are both experienced facilitators who bring a wealth of knowledge & energy. They come from different backgrounds, but share a passion for empowering young people and a belief in the importance of great education in shaping engaged, informed and inspired young adults.

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Ben holds a Bachelor of Business and has worked for over 7 years in the Australian banking industry as a Project and Product Manager. Ben works with Many Rivers as a mentor to 2 Sydney based startups, and is Secretary for OnCourse Projects, an Australian based charity that works to alleviate poverty through education and employment in Kenya. Ben is also a One Young World Ambassador,  a UK-based not-for-profit organization that gathers young leaders from around the world to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing issues

Ben's expertise is in innovation, technology, and effective organisation of high functioning teams, but his passion lies in education and empowering young people to be change makers of the future.



Fady holds a Bachelor of Medical Science, Masters of Secondary Education, and Graduate Diploma of Mathematics Education. He is is a trained maths and science school teacher, previously teaching at Sydney Technical High School. Fady has also worked with Australian technology and education startup Mathspace, who deliver online maths learning to over 30,000 daily active users, as a content developer and school liaison.

Fady has a passion for working with students to create a fun learning environment as a way to achieve great student outcomes.