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David Johnston OBE, Chief Executive, Social Mobility Foundation

David is Chief Executive of the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity which runs programmes of mentoring, internships, university application support and skills development to help young people from low-income backgrounds into top universities and professions as well as the Social Mobility Employer Index. He was previously the Director of Future, a charity which supports organisations working with young people and which sponsors schools, and Coordinator of the Oxford Access Scheme, where he ran a range of one day and residential programmes for 10-18-year olds to raise their aspirations and encourage them to consider higher education.  From 2012-2017 he was a Commissioner on the Social Mobility Commission. He also has 10 years’ experience of being a governor of various educational institutions including academy schools and a sixth-form college.  In the 2018 New Year's Honours list he was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Mobility and Education.