Teach First appoints Tulsi Naidu as a Trustee

Teach First appoints Tulsi Naidu as a Trustee

Education charity Teach First has appointed Tulsi Naidu, CEO of Zurich in the UK, to its Board of Trustees. Tulsi will be part of a 12-strong Board overseeing the work of Teach First, the UK’s largest graduate recruiter.

Tulsi brings valuable experience to the role as an existing trustee of Pilotlight and founding trustee of Pratham UK, two charities which work to address disadvantage in the UK and education in India respectively.


She has also served for five years on the Business in the Community Education Leadership Team and is a strong advocate for businesses supporting schools.

Tulsi will work with the existing board to oversee 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.


Paul Drechsler CBE, Chair of Trustees for Teach First, said:

“We are looking forward to the great insight and experience Tulsi will bring to Teach First. We’re incredibly fortunate to have such a talented Board of Trustees and the addition of Tulsi will strengthen our links between the business and education sectors – a vital step to help us end educational inequality.”

Tulsi Naidu said:

"I am delighted to join Teach First and look forward to working with fellow board members to ensure that every child gets an excellent education. I hope I can bring valuable experience of bringing together education and business to benefit young people, a mindset I would like to grow with Teach First and its partners.”

Profile of Tulsi Naidu Tulsi became CEO of Zurich in the UK in November 2016, having joined as Head of Business Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa in September 2016. Prior to joining Zurich, Tulsi held a number of executive roles at Prudential UK and Europe.


Tulsi was previously COO for Prudential's UK business and also held a number of general management roles driving strategic transformational change. Tulsi is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority Practitioner Panel, the Association of British Insurers Board, the Confederation of British Industry’s President’s Council and the Advisory Council of CityUK.


Tulsi has been a Trustee of charity Pilotlight since 2011. In 2003, Tulsi was a founding trustee of Pratham UK, the fundraising and awareness arm in the UK of Pratham, India’s largest education NGO.


Tulsi has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics and a postgraduate degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management. She is a 2017 winner of the Young Alumni Achiever's Award conferred by the Institute.

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