In 2003 Brett founded Teach First, a charity dedicated to ending the educational inequality faced by children from low income backgrounds.
Brett has overseen the organisation’s expansion from placing 186 participants in London in its first year to becoming one of the UK’s largest graduate employers, recruiting nearly 1,500 graduates for schools across all areas of England and Wales in 2016.
Brett’s book 'Success Against the Odds', an account of the first 10 years of Teach First has been named WHSmith’s Business Book of the Month and he received an OBE for services to education in 2013. He also serves on the boards of Future Leaders, Teach For All, and STIR education.
Brett said: “Ravensbourne and Teach First are neighbours on the Greenwich peninsula, and we share a passion for and unwavering belief in creativity and collaboration to achieve goals. I look forward to contributing to their work to develop the talents of the next generation.”