Tim Howarth, CEO of United World Schools, smiles at camera wearing suit.

Tim Howarth is Chief Executive of United World Schools (UWS). Under Tim's leadership, and working with the committed and passionate UWS team, UWS has reached over 36,000 previously out-of-school-children through education with a network of over 220 UWS Community Schools and learning sites in remote regions of South East Asia. UWS is a 2019 WISE Award Winner for educational innovation, and a 2020 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize winner for ethnic minority literacy programmes.

Tim is a trained teacher. Prior to his time at UWS, he has worked in a number of schools and educational organisations in the UK and Australia, responsible for staff performance, development and training. As an educational consultant, Tim has also worked with head teachers and school leaders to develop teaching and leadership capacity in UK schools.

Since 2011, Tim increasingly devoted his time to growing and scaling the work of UWS, a charity that his family founded in 2009. Tim was initially a UWS volunteer, then consultant, became Chief Operating Officer in 2012, and Chief Executive in 2015.

Tim is a Fellow of the RSA and since 2019 has been listed on the UK Social Entrepreneur Index, which recognises the UK’s most influential social entrepreneurs. Tim lives in London with his young family and, when time allows, is also a keen kite surfer, runner and skier.