Tim Howarth headshot. Under Tim's leadership, UWS has reached over 36,000 previously out-of-school-children through education with a network of over 220 UWS Community Schools in remote regions of South East Asia. 

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 headteachers 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. He 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 kitesurfer, runner and skier.