CEO Nick Wilkie to leave NCT

Chief Executive Nick Wilkie has announced that he will stand down from his position at the end of the year to spend more time with his family.

CEO Nick and his wife agreed when their first child was born that they would rotate leadership and primary parenting roles. After four and a half years at NCT, Nick has decided it’s now his time to be the primary parent. He will leave NCT at the end of the year.

As well as being a dad, Nick will continue to be a trustee for three organisations, as well as working as a consultant with Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness and volunteering in his local youth club.

'An absolute privilege'

Chief Executive Nick Wilkie and Health Minister Steve Brine

Nick says: ‘NCT is an extraordinary organisation, full of wonderful people providing vital support for parents during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood and being its chief executive is an absolute privilege.

‘I am excited about my own family swap. And I also know I will miss this job and a team of colleagues I like and admire very much.’

Jessica Figueras, chair of NCT, says: ‘Nick has been an outstanding chief executive of NCT. The strategy he and the team have put in place has been transformational.

‘We are strengthening the charity’s core work supporting parents through antenatal courses and infant feeding and broadening the charity’s reach to support more parents through the first 1,000 days. The Trustees and I look forward to finding a fitting successor to continue this work with the great team Nick has built.’