From education to employment

Brett Wigdortz’s lifelong mission is to help every child access an excellent education

HM The Queen has reappointed Brett Wigdortz as Chair of the National Citizen Service Trust for a second term of two years commencing on 12 July 2021 until 11 July 2023

Brett’s lifelong mission is to help every child access an excellent education. He is the co-founder and CEO of, a digital marketplace and operating system enabling micro-entrepreneurs to launch and run childcare businesses from their homes and giving families access to quality, affordable and flexible early years education.

Brett 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. He is co-founder and was Deputy CEO of Teach For All, which has brought the model to over 60 countries around the world. He is also a trustee & co-founder of the Fair Education Alliance, Teach First Israel, and Bite Back 2030 aiming to reduce youth obesity. He received an OBE for services to education in 2012.

The role is remunerated at £400 a day up to a maximum of £40,000 per annum. This reappointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Brett has declared no such political activity.

Related Articles