Teach First Chief Executive wins award for charity leadership
19 October 2012
Teach First Founder and CEO, Brett Wigdortz was last night named 'Charity Principal of the Year' at the Charity Times Awards. He was particularly recognised by the judges "for his vision, tenacity and commitment to social change."
The charity's Chair, Dame Julia Cleverdon said, "All of the Board of Teach First are absolutely delighted that Brett has been given this highly prestigious award for his leadership of Teach First. His commitment, determination and incredible sense of possibility as both Founder and chief executive for the last ten years has led Teach First to have a huge impact on the education and life chances of thousands of children."
Brett Wigdortz said, "I'm honoured to receive this award. There are so many fantastic leaders throughout the charity sector, it's humbling to be picked out of such an impressive crowd. Teach First is at an exciting time as we embark on our second decade and I'm looking forward to leading the charity forward so that we can do even more to end educational inequality in this country."
Brett's book, Success against the odds - Five lessons in how to achieve the impossible: The Teach First story, charting his journey to establish and grow Teach First is available now.
Congratulations also to Jamie's Farm, a social enterprise set up by Teach First Ambassador Jamie Feilden, for being highly commended in the Charity of the Year: with an income less than £1million category.