Mr Brett Wigdortz OBE

Founder and Honorary President, Teach First

Brett’s lifelong mission is to help every child access an excellent education. He wrote the original business plan for Teach First and led the organisation for fifteen years, helping to build it into one of the UK’s leading movements to tackle education inequality and the largest graduate recruiter in the country. Heis co-founder and was Deputy CEO of Teach For All, which has brought the model to over 50 countries around the world. His current focus is as co-founder and CEO of, a digital platform that aims to improve the quality of early years education and as the non-executive chairman of the UK’s National Citizen Service. He is also a trustee & co-founder of the UK Fair Education Alliance and on the board of Bite Back 2030 aiming to reduce youth obesity. He received an OBE for services to education in 2012.