Teach First has appointed Caroline Carr, Chief Human Resources Officer for the private equity firm, Permira, as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.
Caroline brings exceptional experience developing talent on a global level within the financial and professional services sectors. As a founding member of the 30 Percent Club, alongside her involvement with other not-for-profit organisations, she has shown a steadfast commitment to diversity and equality.
Now in its sixteenth year, Teach First’s Board of Trustees plays a key role in overseeing the work of the UK’s largest graduate recruiter. As a member of the Board, Caroline will play a vital part in the charity’s work and help it achieve its vision of a country where no child’s educational success is limited by their economic background.
Caroline Carr said:
‘As an HR professional, you see consistently the impact of inspirational leadership and the value of education as the foundation for career opportunity. Over the years, my experiences with Teach First as an organisation, its extraordinary teachers and the talented pupils led by those individuals, have shown me what a vital contribution Teach First makes to attracting our brightest young people into leading and educating the next generation - and I am delighted to help them continue to work towards their current and future goals.’
Paul Drechsler, Chairman said:
‘I am delighted that Caroline has agreed to join the Board of Trustees of Teach First. Her experience in Finance & Professional Services combined with world class expertise in Human Resources will be an immensely valuable addition to the Boardroom. She knows Teach First and has been an enthusiastic supporter and champion for a number of years.’
Based in London, Caroline joined the Permira in 2017 and is responsible for all HR matters across 14 offices globally and for advising on talent matters in relation to the firm’s investments in portfolio companies.
Previously, Caroline was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, spending 11 years in the HR and Legal Departments, having qualified and practised as a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May in London and Hong Kong.
She is an active supporter of not-for-profit organisations, having been a founding member of the 30 Per Cent Club steering committee on diversity in the boardroom and leader of the professional services firms’ initiative on gender. She also sits on the Development Board for Christ’s College, Cambridge and the Permira Charitable Foundation. Caroline holds an undergraduate degree in Classics from Christ’s College, Cambridge.