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29 January, 2007

Citizenship Foundation welcomes new Trustees

The Citizenship Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Trustees:

Sir Keith Ajegbo, former Head of Deptford Green School, and author of last week’s report to the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on diversity and citizenship within the school curriculum.

Keith Ford (Treasurer). Till recently Finance Director of Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority. after occupying a number of senior finance positions in the NHS. He has been a Chief Executive, at Mayday Healthcare in Croydon, and has also spent time at the Kings Fund College, lecturing and consulting.

Amanda Delew, Director of Solid Management, formerly Director of the Giving Campaign and an experienced fund-raiser for a wide range of political, government and voluntary sector causes.

Abi Carter has worked in the youth participation field for some years, most recently developing the Participation Workers Network for England (PWNE) for the Carnegie Young People Initiative. Previously project manager and development worker at the Children’s Society.

Oliver Benson, Head of Editorial at Headliners, a UK-wide news agency producing news, features and comment by young people. Previously BBC journalist and youth trustee of Youth Action Bedford.

Michael Maclay, Chairman of the Citizenship Foundation, said:

“We are lucky to be welcoming such an outstanding group of Trustees. Sir Keith Ajegbo brings vast hands-on experience and has already transformed for the better the national debate about identity and citizenship. Keith Ford and Amanda Delew are seasoned professionals who bring us their idealism as well as their highly impressive records of public service. And in Abi Carter and Olly Benson, we have two very talented operators who will keep the Board in touch with the young people who represent the largest target group for the Foundation”.


Further information

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Notes for editors:

1. These new appointments replace Trustees who had completed their terms:

• Michael Brunson

• Sarah Philbrick

• Claudia Hamill

• Campbell Robb

• Peter Pattisson

2. About the Citizenship Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity (no.801360) which aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law, democracy and society, Founded in 1989, it focuses on developing young people’s citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding. Its work includes resources, training, active learning programmes, community projects and research. www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk

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