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NCFE announces new Chair of the Board

National Awarding Organisation, NCFE, is delighted to welcome Deborah Jenkins MBE DL as Chair of the NCFE Board. A highly skilled Chair, NED and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience of working on and with boards, Deborah joins NCFE at an exciting time of growth and continuing success.

Deborah is CEO at The Derwent Initiative (TDI) which is an independent national charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne which aims to reduce the risk of sexual offending. She is also Chair at Together for Children and the Northern Neonatal Network (NNN), and runs Kindling Ltd, a consultancy set up in 1997 that has fostered a suite of innovative social projects.

Adding to this wealth of experience, Deborah was awarded an MBE in 1995 for services to urban regeneration and has just been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Tyne and Wear.

Speaking of her appointment Deborah said:

"I'm delighted to be joining the board of such a well-run and values-driven organisation at an exciting time in its history.”

“It's clear that NCFE can be at the heart of thinking about the future of learning as we see new approaches and technologies changing both learning and teaching. I am very much interested in helping people to develop their full potential, and I can't think of an organisation better placed to do so."

David Grailey, CEO of NCFE, said:

“We’re thrilled to have Deborah join the NCFE Board as Chair. Her wealth of experience will be a fantastic driver for NCFE as we continue to grow over the coming years. NCFEs values are at the heart of everything we do and it’s clear to see that Deborah shares our passion for helping people overcome barriers and achieve their potential. We very much look forward to working with Deborah and the rest of the NCFE Board on exciting plans for the future.” 

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