Anthony Tomei was CEO of the Nuffield Foundation from 1995 to 2012. With a background in physics teaching he led the Foundation’s work in science and mathematics education, which included large-scale curriculum projects as well as many influential research projects. Since retiring from the Foundation he has continued his involvement with science and mathematics education, with particular interests in widening participation in mathematics post-GCSE, the role of mathematics across the whole school curriculum and the importance of mathematical and data sciences in the daily life of the citizen. He is a Visiting Professor in the department of Education at King's College, London. He was awarded the CBE in 2013, for services to education.