Nikki King of Isuzu Trucks and Academy Trust Chair

Academy Ambassadors matches talented leaders from business to board roles at Academy Trusts. Employers can participate by encouraging their staff to join the programme - knowing that they are investing in leadership development for their staff and improving the life chances of the next generation. 

The Academy Ambassadors programme has already been adopted by employers like HSBC, PwC, Lloyds Banking Group and Mishcon de Reya.

Corporate Britain has a huge role to play in education and particularly in bringing leadership skills and experience to academy trusts. I encourage academy trusts and business leaders to come together through Academy Ambassadors.

Paul Marshall, Academy Ambassador and Chairman of Ark Schools

Education needs to be the #1 issue for the UK. There is no more important issue facing this country than education. Our ambition for our nation's children will determine how our society, economy and country performs in years to come.

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