Carrie Herbert Carrie Herbert is the Chief Executive of Red Balloon Learner Centre Group. She trained as a teacher of English and Drama before emigrating to Australia but returned to the UK in the eighties to complete a Master’s Degree at UEA and a PhD at Cambridge. Carrie began a consultancy business in Equal Opportunities before founding Red Balloon in November 1996. She has written a number of books on the subject of bullying and harassment both in schools and in the workplace. Her latest book (co-authored by Rosemary Hayes) is Rising Above Bullying: From Despair to Recovery”, published by Jessica Kingsley, which tells the stories of students who have been at Red Balloon.