Russell Hobby

Non-Executive Director

Russell Hobby

Russell Hobby joined the Board in July 2023.

Russell is chief executive officer of the social mobility charity Teach First. He joined in September 2017, building on more than 15 years developing and promoting leadership in the education system. Prior to Teach First, Russell was General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), the largest trade union for school leaders, and before that worked as a management consultant.

Russell serves as a trustee of Fair Education Alliance and Teach for All UK Charity Board. He recently joined the Education Committee of the Royal Society.

Russell was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List 2022 and holds an honorary doctorate from Bath Spa University. He lives in Sutton.