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Josh Macalister

Josh is Frontline’s founder and chief executive. Josh is a former secondary school teacher and an alumni of Teach First. He taught in schools across Greater Manchester where he first developed the ideas that would lead to Frontline. He was a head of department before setting up Frontline in 2013. Since then Frontline has brought hundreds of new professionals into social work, secured widespread and cross-party support and expanded to become a national charity.

Josh grew up in Rochdale and has degrees from the universities of Edinburgh and Manchester. He sits on the Children’s Commissioner’s Advisory Board, is an associate fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and was recognised in 2017 by Forbes as one of their ‘30 Under 30’ social entrepreneurs in Europe.