Brett Wigdortz

Founder and Honorary President, Teach First and Co-Founder, Teach For All

Brett wrote the original business plan for Teach First in the UK and led the organisation for fifteen years, from its launch until October 2017, helping to build it into one of the country’s leading movements to tackle education inequality. 

Wigdortz is co-founder of Teach For All, a network of more than 45  organisations in countries all over the world. He is a trustee of Teach First Israel and was a founder and is on the board of the Fair Education Alliance in the UK.

Since stepping down as CEO of Teach First, Wigdortz and founded and is  CEO of, a new digital platform aiming to grow, support and improve the quality of childminders and small nurseries in the UK. He has also recently been named the chairman of the National Citizen Service, a voluntary personal and social development programme for over 100,000 15–17 year olds every year in England as well as working with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to help him develop a national alliance to halve youth obesity by 2030.  

He is the author of Success Against the Odds, a candid account of the first ten years of Teach First and received an OBE for services to Education in 2012. He has Honorary Doctorates from the University of Warwick, Open University and Birmingham City University.