New Board appointments announced for NCS Trust
27 January 2021
NCS Trust, which leads the flagship youth programme for 16-17 year olds across England, is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board.
Nick Hurd, former Minister for Civil Society; Deborah Tavana, an executive coach and management consultant; and Jacquie Nnochiri, a leader in the education sector.
The Board oversees all strategic and operational decisions taken by NCS Trust and, with expertise in business, government, charity and sports, brings knowledge, passion and energy.
The NCS Board includes:
- Mark Gifford, CEO of NCS Trust
- Brett Wigdortz, Founder of Teach First and Tiney.co
- Nick Hurd, former Minister for Civil Society and current Chair of Access
- Deborah Tavana, Non-Executive Trustee on the Board of United Response
- Jacquie Nnochiri, Head of Department and Head of Year 11 at a West London Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
- Ndidi Okezie, CEO of UK Youth
- Paul Cleal, Equality Advisor to the Premier League Board
- Ian Livingstone CBE, Co-founder of Games Workshop and Non-Executive Director of Sumo Group PLC
- John Maltby, Chairman of Good Energy Group PLC
- Tristram Mayhew, Go Ape Founder and Chief Gorilla
- Lord Iain McNicol of West Kilbride
- Ashley Summerfield, Global Leader, Board Consulting Practice, Egon Zehnder
- Ahmed Ibrahim, Youth Voice Forum co-chair at NCS Trust and advisor to the NCS Trust Board
- Hannah McLellan, Youth Voice Forum co-chair at NCS Trust and advisor to the NCS Trust Board
Brett Wigdortz OBE, Chair of the NCS Board, said: "I am so pleased that we have such talented and highly experienced professionals joining the NCS Trust Board. Our new members will help to further strengthen our Board as we focus our efforts on ensuring that NCS reaches more young people across the country over the coming months."
NCS Trust will continue to deliver on its key objectives around social cohesion, social mobility and social engagement. Since its launch in 2011, more than 600,000 young people have been on an NCS programme, contributing to 14.5 million hours of volunteering and delivering £3.49 worth of value back to society for every £1 invested.
Further information with regards to NCS’ new board appointments can be found on the NCS board page.
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About NCS (National Citizen Service)
NCS is an experience like no other. Designed for 16-17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays. Teens get the opportunity to mix with a new crowd, live away from home for a while, take on new challenges and in the process build lifelong friendships.
The programme is all about emboldening young people – by giving them a taste of independence and equipping them with essential skills for life. NCSers then get a chance to take these new-found skills for a test-run in their local community.
NCS is dedicated to providing a platform to make sure young people are heard and can engage with their community by completing passion projects, raising awareness and providing solutions to the issues they care about.
The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since 2009 nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.
NCS costs no more than £50 - with bursaries and support for those with special educational needs or disabilities also available. NCS’s mission is to give every young person the life-changing experience.
NCS delivers value for money. £3.49 of benefits to society for every £1 spent. During lockdown NCS has had over 1.7 million unique engagements with teens through its ‘Staying Connected’ hub.
About NCS Trust
National Citizen Service Trust is an Arm's Length Body of DCMS incorporated by Royal
Charter and established to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving National
National Citizen Service Trust is registered in England and Wales with Royal Charter
Body number RC000894. Our registered office is at The Pembroke Building,
Kensington Village, Avonmore Road, London, W14 8DG.
To learn more about NCS Trust visit LinkedIn