Reach to Teach Welcomes New CEO

Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Stephen Cutts, Appointed as New CEO of Reach to Teach

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London, UK -14th November, 2017:  Reach to Teach, the UK based educational charity operating in remote communities in India, today announced the appointment of Stephen Cutts as its new CEO.

Prior to joining Reach to Teach, Mr Cutts was Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations, responsible for a wide-ranging global portfolio, including procurement and property management. Before that, he was Assistant Secretary-General for the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has also held senior positions within the OECD, including Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Executive Director.

Mr Cutts will lead Reach to Teach in its next phase of development to transform classroom teaching practice in rural and remote communities in India. This will include taking charge of the charity’s expansion plans to bring more schools into the Reach to Teach School Improvement Programme and further developing teacher training initiatives.

Stephen Cutts, CEO at Reach to Teach, comments: “I admire the work carried out by Reach to Teach, in particular its “REACH” system of training, other classroom methodologies and community interventions that support the way teachers teach and children learn. I am committed to helping expand its work to transform the opportunities of children across India.”

Sanjeev Gandhi, Founder and Trustee at Reach to Teach, comments:  "Reach to Teach has reached an exciting stage in its development.  We are building a scaleable platform that can transform a teacher’s ability to teach and engage with children. I am therefore very excited that Steve will be joining us as CEO and I am looking forward to working with him. His experience and capabilities will enable us to fulfil our mission - to ensure that the many hundreds of thousands of children in India's most remote and marginalised communities receive the high quality education they need. "


About Reach to Teach

Reach to Teach was founded in 2003 by Sanjeev Gandhi. Since then, Reach to Teach has grown from a short-term project that brought lessons to Indian children from a converted bus to an established organisation capable of delivering fully integrated education programmes. Today, Reach to Teach supports over 18,000 children in 160 government schools and continues to transform teaching practices across Gujarat. It has a deep relationship with Larry Ellison and the Lawrence Ellison Foundation in the US, which has acted as a long term partner and funder.


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