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Patrick Brazier announced as new CEO

29 March 2017

Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT Education Trust), the leading education improvement not for profit, today announces that Patrick Brazier, currently director of education services at Education Development Trust, is appointed to the position of CEO following Steve Munby's decision to retire later this year.

Chairman of the board of trustees, Philip Graf, announcing the appointment said: 'I am delighted to announce that, following a rigorous selection procedure that included a very high quality field of external candidates, Patrick Brazier has been appointed to the position of CEO, Education Development Trust.

'Patrick brings his rich international experience and detailed knowledge of Education Development Trust's work to this role, which will allow him to build on the legacy left by Steve Munby who retires this year. After nearly five years in the role, Steve leaves behind a transformed organisation, committed to transforming the lives of children and young people internationally through improving education systems and practice.'

International expertise

Patrick Brazier joined Education Development Trust in 2013 as international director after a 20-year career in the British Council. His roles there included leading their £100m annual turnover global commercial education contract business, and the role of regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, where he led the British Council’s strategic response to the Arab Spring developing a new range of highly effective educational and cultural programmes for the region.

Patrick comments: 'I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed to this role. Having worked for Education Development Trust for the last four years, I know what a great mix of people and opportunities we have to transform the lives of even more children and young people around the world and grow our business in the UK and internationally. I am particularly grateful to Steve: his leadership over the last five years has ensured that we are well-structured and supported to achieve our goals.'

Steve commented: 'I am very pleased to hear that Patrick will be taking over the leadership of this great organisation. It has been a pleasure working with Patrick over the last four years, and I feel very confident that I am leaving Education Development Trust in good hands.'