We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Ed Marsh as our new Chief Executive. Ed, who has extensive experience in the education sector, will take up the post early in 2023.

Ed was chosen by the Tutor Trust Board following the announcement in the summer by Co-Founder and CEO Nick Bent that he would be stepping down from the role at the end of the year. Nick is leaving to take the lead at London-based social-mobility charity, upReach.

Tutor Trust’s new CEO, Ed, was Chief Executive Officer at Middlesex University Students’ Union.  Having been a charity CEO for over a decade Ed brings with him a wealth of experience leading organisations to grow and develop. He has held high profile influencing roles within the Education and Voluntary Sectors advocating for equity and social mobility, experience which will help to guide Tutor Trust on the next stage of our journey to transform lives through tutoring in schools. The board of trustees was particularly impressed with the passion Ed showed for tackling social disadvantage in the North of England. Working at a university whilst also serving as a governor of a college gives Ed a range of experiences within the education sector which will be invaluable to Tutor Trust as it seeks to extend the enormous impact that our work has on education outcomes.

Ed joins the Trust as we embark on the delivery of our ambitious Three-Year Plan that will see us double the record number of young people served this year, 6,730, to 13,000 by the end of 2024/2025.

Board Chair, Pete McIntyre, said of the appointment of Ed:

I am delighted to welcome Ed to the role. The Trust has made tremendous progress since its beginning 11 years ago, and has had yet another record-breaking year, with successful results from a second Randomised Control Trial, the move into its fourth city, Bradford, and more young people supported than ever before.

“It speaks volumes for Tutor Trust, and its standing in the education sector, that the role attracted an impressive number of high-calibre candidates.

“Ed brings a wealth of experience to the role, and has excellent leadership and strategic skills. It is timely that he joins us now, as we embark on the next stage of our journey, and a growth trajectory that will see us support even more young people across the North of England.

“Nick has been a superb leader and visionary, setting up the Trust, with Abigail Shapiro, 11 years ago.  He has been unwavering in his commitment to it, and, on behalf of the Board and the team at Tutor Trust, I’d like to thank him for all that he has done. He has an exciting new role ahead, with an organisation whose values chime with our own, and we wish him luck for the next stage of his career. We are delighted that Abigail has played a key role in our CEO  recruitment process and together we are looking forward to welcoming Ed to The Tutor Trust.”

Ed said: “I am incredibly excited about the role. It is clear that Tutor Trust plays a major part in tackling educational inequity and already transforms the lives of thousands of young people in the North of England. It is a privilege to be joining such an important organisation at a vital time and I can’t wait to play my part in its future success.

Abigail said: “I am very excited to be working alongside Ed as we look to expand the reach of Tutor Trust and support even more young people to have access to a great tutor. It has been a wonderful journey working with Nick, and we have achieved so much as a team over the last 11 years. I wish him huge success for the future. Tutor Trust has ambitious plans for the years ahead and I am confident that Ed will lead us to deliver that strategy.”