Released on: 05 September 2019

Nick Wilkie has announced that he will stand down as chief executive of NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, at the end of the year to return to being a nearly-full-time parent. 

When appointed four-and-a-half years ago, Nick and his wife agreed that they would rotate leadership and primary parenting roles after five years, as they have since their first child was born. Alongside parenting, Nick will continue to be a trustee for three organisations, do some work as a consultant with Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness, and volunteer in his local youth club.

Nick Wilkie said:

“NCT is an extraordinary organisation, full of wonderful people providing vital support for parents during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood and being its chief executive is an absolute privilege. I am excited about my own family swap. And I also know I will miss this job and a team of colleagues I like and admire very much.” 

Jessica Figueras, chair of NCT, of said:

“Nick has been an outstanding chief executive of NCT. The strategy he and the team have put in place has been transformational. We are strengthening the charity’s core work supporting parents through antenatal courses and infant feeding and broadening the charity’s reach to support more parents through the first 1,000 days. The Trustees and I look forward to finding a fitting successor to continue this work with the great team Nick has built.”

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