Josh MacAlister

Founder & Chief Executive, Frontline

Focus Area: Child Welfare and Social Work

Josh MacAlister is the founder and chief executive of Frontline. A former teacher and alumnus of Teach First, Josh taught in challenging schools across Greater Manchester before leaving the classroom to set up Frontline. As an associate fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), he developed the proposal for Frontline.



Frontline’s mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and training high potential graduates and career changers to become children’s social workers, as part of its two-year, practice-based leadership program.

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