...to the latest (and slightly delayed) edition of our newsletter. It's been a little while since our last issue thanks to one of our busiest ever quarters, and there's a lot of exciting news to catch up on.
Not least of which, we are very happy to introduce our new Chief Executive, Deborah Xavier. Deborah joins us having previously spent eight years with Pilotlight, where she was instrumental in its development from a staff of three developing a new model for transferring private sector skills and expertise to small charities, into a team of 25 working with 70 charities from three locations in London, Scotland and Wales and over 50 partner businesses.
The Chair of Trustees at the Brokerage, Richard Zaborski, told us: "Deborah's track record in building strong relationships with top City companies and developing and implementing new services will be a great asset in achieving our vision that all young Londoners, regardless of background, will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the most of the career opportunities that the City offers."
Deborah joins at a very exciting and important time, with social mobility once again at the top of the political agenda. We've been helping drive social mobility in inner London for more than 17 years, and it's good to see that the government is again trying to tackle this long-standing and complex issue. Check out our story below on how we are already making a real difference to social mobility in London, and find out how your organisation can contribute.
If you haven't met her already over the last couple of weeks, Deborah would love to speak to you about how you can work with the Brokerage and contribute to raising the aspirations of young people across London. You can contact Deborah by e-mail, or by using the contact details at the bottom of this edition.
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