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Brett Wigdortz, OBE

Brett wrote the original business plan for Teach First and led the organisation for fifteen years, from its launch until October 2017, helping to build it into one of the country’s leading movements to tackle education inequality and the largest graduate recruiter in the UK. 

Wigdortz is co-founder and was Deputy CEO of Teach For All, a network of more than 45 Teach First partner programs in countries all over the world. He is a trustee & co-founder of Teach First Israel and is on the board of the Fair Education Alliance.

Since stepping down as CEO of Teach First, Wigdortz has been working with Jamie Oliver to develop Bite Back 2030, a national alliance to halve youth obesity by 2030. His main focus is as co-founder and CEO of Tiney.co, a new digital platform and community aiming to grow, support and improve the quality of childminders and small nurseries in the UK. He is also the non-executive chairman of the National Citizen Service,a Royal Charter body that is a voluntary personal and social development programme for over 100,000 15–17 year olds every year in England and Northern Ireland.
He received an OBE for services to Education in 2012. 
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