Amanda Timberg and Darren Xiberras join the NCS Board
1 June 2022
NCS Trust has today announced the appointments of Amanda Timberg and Darren Xiberras as new members on its Royal Charter Board of Directors.
Amanda Timberg currently leads Digital Skilling Education for Google, creating relevant and engaging content and programming for young people. She has dedicated her career to improving access to opportunities so that young people have the tools they need to lead fulfilling lives.
Darren Xiberras, who is the Chief Financial Officer of Cardiff University, brings a wealth of experience in finance, having worked as Chief Finance Officer at the University of South Wales.
Both Amanda and Darren will join 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. Deborah Tavana, Nick Hurd and Jacquie Nnochiri joined the Board in 2021 as Non-Executive Directors, while Tristram Mayhew, Sir Ian Livingstone CBE, Ndidi Okezie OBE and Ashley Summerfield were reappointed in April.
Lamin Tarawally joins the NCS Youth Voice Forum as Co-Chair alongside Ahmed Ibrahim and Hannah McLellan.
Brett Wigdortz OBE, Chair of the NCS Board, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Amanda and Darren to join me and the other Trustees. Their breadth of experience and expertise will be 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 to welcome our new Board members to NCS Trust. This is a pivotal moment for our organisation. Our new strategy for the future will focus on how we can best support the Government to 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 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. Participants then get a chance to take these new-found skills for a test-run in their local community.
Since 2009 more than 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 15 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.
NCS offers bursaries and support to those who need it most, including young people with special educational needs or disabilities, in line with its commitment to make the life-changing NCS experience available to every young person.
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
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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