TalentEd is delighted to introduce its new CEO, Adam Alagiah-Glomseth. Hear what he has to say about his background, and his thoughts on the exciting new things ahead for TalentEd.
My first reaction when I heard about TalentEd was “Why has no-one done this before?!”
I am hugely excited to be joining TalentEd. In the limited time I have already spent with the team, I have been blown away by their dedication and enthusiasm for helping disadvantaged young people. At a time when social mobility in the UK is in decline, and schools are under ever-more pressure from budget cuts, the work that TalentEd does is more important than ever.
A little about me: I am passionate about helping young people achieve their full potential. I have a background in the non-profit sector, having worked first in widening university access and then in the international development sector. More recently I was part of a leading management consultancy firm working across a range of industries. You can see the detail here.
I will be taking over from Matthew Roberts who, as interim Chief Executive for the past ~18 months, has put TalentEd in a very solid position, with strong links to schools, tutors and funders. Matthew has kindly agreed to stay on as Director in the short term to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
Looking forward, I am ambitious about the impact TalentEd can have. I see huge potential in what we can achieve – by providing even better support to young people, by offering even more value to schools and teachers, and by giving tutors even more opportunities for personal development.
I look forward to working with you – TalentEd’s supporters, partners, funders and friends – in realising this potential.