Jacquie Nnochiri and Deborah Tavana reappointed to the NCS Board
NCS Trust has announced the re-appointments of Jacquie Nnochiri and Deborah Tavana as members on its Royal Charter Board of Directors for the period beginning on 1st January 2024 and ending on 31st December 2027.
Jacquie Nnochiri has had an influential career in mainstream education and Pupil Referral Unit setting. She has had numerous roles in mainstream education including Head of Year & Head of Department. Jacquie is passionate about giving young people, especially vulnerable students the knowledge, opportunity, and the exposure to networks and to give them the tools to improve their further education and future work opportunities. Jacquie has consistently championed the cause of young people, especially those who are most vulnerable and the most marginalised.
Jacquie has extensive knowledge of the education sector, she is capable of identifying and advising on new challenges, initiatives, and opportunities and to bring a broader perspective to the decision-making processes. Jacquie has collaborated with many external stakeholders. Her role as academic lead brings her into close contact with parents and carers, local authorities, social workers and other outside agencies. Jacquie is a mentor for students at QMUL- the School of Business & Management. Jacquie is a Volunteer for the Youth Offending Team as a Referral Order Community Panel Member. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the IMB board.
Deborah Tavana started her career with Legal & General and has held executive roles in Williams & Glyn Bank, Resolution, Swiss Re and General Electric. She has experience in a range of leadership roles covering Human Resources, Communications, Governance, Legal and Operations and has also undertaken consulting and advisory work on both a regional and global basis. In addition, Deborah served for 13 years as a member of the Employment Tribunals.
Her career has always been guided by a belief in the importance of creating organisation cultures that value the whole person, whether colleague, customer or client. Deborah now works independently as an executive coach and management consultant. She joined the board of NCS in 2021 and is Chair of the People & Remuneration Committee. She also serves as a trustee on the board of United Response, and sits on the board of Kore Labs, a UK based fintech firm. Deborah is a graduate of the University of Bristol, holds an MSc from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Jacquie and Deborah will continue as Non-Executive Directors on the current Board, which is responsible for all strategic and operational decisions taken by NCS Trust. The NCS Trust Board is made up of a diverse group of senior leaders with varied skills and experience led by Chair Harris Bokhari OBE.
Harris Bokhari OBE, Chair of the NCS Board, said: “I am thrilled at the reappointment of Jacquie and Deborah. Their breadth of experience and expertise is an asset to the Board and to our CEO, Mark Gifford, as we continue the exciting work of transforming the Trust and delivering our vision of a country of connected, confident and caring citizens where everyone feels at home. Never have the young people of our country needed NCS more than they do now.”
Mark Gifford, CEO of NCS Trust, said: I am delighted at the reappointment of Jacquie and Deborah. Their skills, experience and commitment to young people are needed at this pivotal moment for NCS. Our new strategy will focus on how we can best deliver the National Youth Guarantee and level up opportunities across the country. We will focus particularly on supporting those young people who will benefit most from the life-enhancing experiences NCS offers them, helping them to become world-ready and work-ready.”
For more information about NCS Trust's latest Board appointments, please visit the NCS website.
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About NCS (National Citizen Service)
NCS offers a range of experiences for young people that support them to become world ready and work ready — through growing their confidence, independence and skills; connecting them with people from all walks of life; and empowering them to make a difference in their communities and wider society.
Over the past decade, more than 800,000 young people have benefitted from an NCS experience, dedicating over 18 million hours to community based social action, while gaining invaluable life experiences.
NCS is managed and supported by NCS Trust, our central team who are constantly working to make sure that NCS delivers impactful experiences to as many young people as possible. NCS is funded by the UK Government through the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as a core part of the National Youth Guarantee.
About NCS Trust
NCS Trust is an Arm's Length Body of DCMS incorporated by Royal Charter and established to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving National Citizen Service.
National Citizen Service Trust is registered in England and Wales with Royal Charter Body number RC000894.
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