The Rebel Team
A group of dedicated people. This is the operational hub of the Rebel Business School Aotearoa.
These are the people who present the Rebel Business School Aotearoa; people who you will see when you attend the Rebel Business School.
We also have an amazing Think Tank who believe deeply in the way that Rebel Business School can positively impact communities throughout Aotearoa.
Meet the UK Team
The Rebel Business School UK was set up in 2011 by Alan Donegan and Simon Paine to respond to the state of the jobs market and the quality of intervention available to those people who want to make their own money. Traditional types of enterprise support don't work for a lot of people. The Rebel Business School UK was designed to fill the gap by providing high quality inspiration, support, interventions and acceleration for enterprising people. We want to help build sustainable communities by enabling people to create wealth. People that find the strength and courage to develop business ideas deserve the best possible help. We inspire, excite, build confidence and show individuals the tools available to give them every chance we can to succeed.
Meet the founders
Alan founded Rebel in 2011 with Simon after they thought there must be a better way to start a business, without debt and without formal business plans.
Nothing is more rewarding for Alan than seeing other people flourish. His past experience in business gives him the drive to enable anyone, no matter what their circumstances, to live the life they want in personal and financial freedom. Alan heads up our podcast ‘The Rebel Entrepreneur‘, supporting entrepreneurs around the world.
Outside Rebel, Alan loves Marvel, making pizza and occasionally playing with Lego. He is also a regular speaker for the “Financial Independence, Retire Early” (FIRE) movement, which has given him the freedom to enact lifelong ambitions of writing movie scripts and travel the world with his wife Katie as part of a nomadic lifestyle.
Simon spent ten years as a police officer and the next ten experimenting with business, the music industry and occasionally a proper job. He set up a centre for entrepreneurship, ran a regional enterprise service for Business Link before heading-up client services for a leadership consultancy. Simon started Rebel with Alan in 2011.
He has coached, trained and facilitated senior leaders from some of the world’s most famous companies including Microsoft, British Airways, and Thomson Reuters.
Outside of Rebel he is the frontman of a band, makes art, drinks coffee from the Yemen and cooks up new ideas – which includes being the founder of forever27.co.uk. Also as a Dad of three boys he watches a lot of sport, operates an unlicensed parent taxi service and avoids DIY.