Reza Schwitzer

Reza is an Associate Director within the Education Practice. He joins Public First with eight years’ experience in Whitehall, the majority in the Department for Education, as well as spells in Health, Justice and Transport. A graduate of the Civil Service Fast Stream, Reza worked on school funding policy for over three years, covering the core schools budget, efficiency and teachers’ pay. He later advised the Secretary of State directly on progress of his top priorities, working in the department’s Delivery Unit, as well as leading projects on how to drive up outcomes for disadvantaged children. Most recently, he was Head of Children’s Social Care Strategy, sponsoring the newly set up independent review and leading engagement with HMT. Reza has substantial expertise on the internal workings of government, including navigating Ministers’ priorities and Spending Reviews.

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