Our Board of Trustees

Matthew Corner

Matthew Corner

Matt has been a Trustee of Tutors United since 2017 and was on the board during its registration as a charity. He is a qualified secondary school mathematics teacher and a Teach First Ambassador.

Matt is particularly interested in maximising access to academic tuition to all children, so that is not just the preserve of those who can afford it. He also believes that making sure primary school children are ‘secondary school ready’ in English and maths is essential to ensuring they have the best chance to realise their potential. Matt brings experience from education, business and public affairs to Tutors United.

Since 2016, Matt has worked as a management consultant at PwC where his interests include charities, skills, education and social mobility. In his spare time he mentors sixth form students who are applying to university.

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Kartik Rawal

Kartik Rawal

Kartik is a Senior Investment Director within the Investec Private Office, specialising in helping Entrepreneurs and their businesses with their Wealth Management requirements.  Kartik’s team offers Individuals and their families advice in areas including Investment Management, Estate Planning and Corporate Advisory.

Prior to Investec Kartik spent 9 years at Barclays Wealth serving Individuals, Trusts, Family Offices and their Corporate Entity connections.

Kartik has a BA Hons in History and Politics, is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments and is a Freeman of the City of London affiliated to the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

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Zoe Pennant

Zoe Pennant

Zoe is a qualified Educational Psychologist, Dyslexia Assessor, author of children’s and adult’s books, Foster Carer and the founder of Dyslexia for the Wise.

Zoe is passionate about supporting children from different backgrounds with their education and learning style and works with families and young children across London to understand and manage multiple special educational needs. Zoe aims to bring her creative educational training to the charity and use her skills to help young people develop the confidence to achieve the academic goals.

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Neil Riley

Neil Riley

Neil is Barclays’ Head of Japan Desk, based in London and covering Japan-parented corporate clients across EMEA.  He also runs the International Corporates Central Servicing team.

Neil joined Barclays in December 2012. Prior to this, he took a full-time MBA at the University of Nottingham, graduating with Distinction.  Neil is fluent in Japanese language; his undergraduate degree in Politics & Japanese included one year of study at the University of Fukuoka.

Neil also serves as a Board Member of the Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the UK, acting as Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee.

Neil began his financial career in 1998, working in the Japanese Corporate Department at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd, London Branch.  In 2000 he moved to the Deutsche Bank London Japan Desk, and in 2003 was transferred to Deutsche Bank Tokyo Branch, taking a role as Corporate Credit Analyst.

Neil’s career experience is not limited to Japanese Corporate Banking.  He has experience in setting up a successful travel agency and property fund in Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan; also working in Premier Banking with HSBC in Tokyo and Moscow.

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Annie Maciver

Annie Maciver

Annie is currently Head of Policy for the Race Disparity Unit in Cabinet Office, an open data project publishing data on how people from different ethnic backgrounds are treated by public services. Prior to joining government, she taught Maths in St Mary Magdalene Academy in Islington and is an ambassador of the Teach First programme with a Masters in Educational Leadership. She graduated from St Hugh’s College, Oxford with first class honours in History.

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