Brett Wigdortz, CEO of Teach First Speaks to Barclays about his Career Path

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Brett Wigdortz, CEO of Teach First Speaks to Barclays about his Career Path

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Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:45am

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Brett Wigdortz originally planned to take only six months out from his job as a management consultant to draw up the business plan for Teach First, the charity that strives for better education for pupils from low-income backgrounds.

But things didn’t go to plan. That was 2002. Today, he has been serving as founder and CEO for 15 years, and has an OBE for services to education. From accepting criticism as a football referee to making ‘life or death’ decisions as a lifeguard, Wigdortz reveals how his earliest work experiences turned out to be among the most valuable of his career – and why he thinks teachers make the best leaders.

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