Founders4Schools signals next stage of growth with appointment of its first Chief Executive
7 Dec 2015

The leading education charity Founder4Schools is delighted to announce the appointment of Miles Quitmann who will join to serve as its chief executive with immediate effect.

Founders4Schools improves the life chances of young people by helping teachers spark their interest in

future careers and is one of the fastest growing charities in the education sector.

 

Miles brings extensive leadership, commercial and technical experience as well as a passion for inspiring

and motivating teams. With 20 years’ experience in high growth technology and mobile businesses

Miles has led a number of digital-based businesses, including Europe’s first hosted electronic billing and

payments company. More recently, he was Managing Director of mobile payments and mobile

marketing firm, Proxama PLC, which grew to over £60m in value during his commercial tenure.

 

Founders4Schools acts as a concierge service for teachers looking to inspire their pupils by giving them

access to business leaders in their community.  "Miles’ expertise will ensure teachers find the service

quick and easy to use so that young people get to meet and hear from some of the UK's most

extraordinary and globally renowned entrepreneurs." 

Sherry Coutu CBE, Founder and Chairman of Founders4Schools, said:

 

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to welcome Miles to Founders4Schools as

Chief Executive.  He is dedicated to our mission of making a difference to the lives of young

people across the country by working in partnership with teachers and business leaders to

encourage the spirit of exploration in our children.

 

Not only does Miles bring a tremendous breadth and depth of experience in mobile and digital

business, he has led record-breaking expeditions to Antarctica so knows how important it is to

have a dream and to follow it. He also has an outstanding track-record of working with

business founders to scale highly innovative businesses, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to

welcome him to our team”.

 

Miles Quitmann, incoming Chief Executive said:

“Joining F4S is a huge privilege. I’ve seen first-hand how young people connect with those who

have pushed their limits – I look forward to working with F4S Trustees, Advisors, Partners and

Teachers to unleash UK students’ potential in this rapidly changing digital age.”

 

 About Founders4Schools

● Founders4Schools is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to helping close the skills gap by inspiring

young people about the jobs of tomorrow by giving them access to leaders of growing businesses.

 

● Founders4Schools enables young people to understand how the subjects they take at school relate to

the businesses that are driving economic growth in the UK thereby helping them to raise their

aspirations

 

● Our nation-wide network means we are supported by more than 100 partners and 9,000 volunteers

who lead growing businesses with more than £1 million in revenue and who are willing to visit schools

to speak to students in the classrooms

 

● For more information on Founders4schools see http://www.founders4schools.org.uk