Nick Wilkie

Former Chief Executive, National Childbirth Trust

Biography

Nick has led NCT since 2015. He joined the charity to help increase reach and extend the range of support provided to parents throughout the first thousand days. Previously, Nick was director of UK Programmes at Save the Children where he was part of the team developing Childrens’ Communities, placed-based work seeking to improve outcome for children through deep systems change and he is currently a trustee of the West London Zone with the same aim.

With the exception of two short spells at HM Treasury and Cabinet Office, Nick’s work has been in civil society, starting out with rough sleepers then as a youth and community worker. He has since worked at The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, helped set up The Young Foundation and been chief executive of London Youth.

Born in Manchester, raised in the Peak District, Nick now lives in Lambeth where he is dad to three young children. He likes mountains, novels and coffee and plays cricket badly. His all-time number one hero is Clement Attlee.

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