Johnny Rich is chief executive of Push and a consultant in higher education and media. His recent clients include the European Commission, HEFCE and a host of recruiters, education bodies and media organisations. He is also a director of the Higher Education Academy.
Since founding Push in 1992, Johnny has built it into an award-winning social enterprise providing information, advice and research about universities, careers and employability. Push runs an award-winning programme of outreach and training events that visit nearly 400 schools and colleges each year.
As a member of various think tanks and strategy bodies, Johnny contributes widely to policy debates on education, careers, wider participation and social mobility. He is currently spearheading an initiative on work-related learning.
With degrees from the Universities of Durham and East Anglia, his background also includes journalism, publishing, media relations, television and web development. He appears regularly on television and radio and is author of the highly acclaimed novel The Human Script (which will be published in paperback later this year).