BOOKMARK has announced the appointment of two new trustees, Nicole Yost CEO at Havas Just:: and Chloe Wright Benefits Manager at the Home Office, to the charity’s Board.
These appointments come at a significant time for the charity, as children who have endured long periods of disruption to their education due to Covid-19, need support with their reading now more than ever.
In response to the increasing demand for its volunteer-led reading programme and the charity’s ambitious plans, the number of trustees on its board has increased from four to six.
Bookmark is determined that children who are struggling with their reading get the help they need to develop their skills and confidence so that they can have a fair chance in life.
Sharon Pindar, Chair of Bookmark, said:
“After a competitive search, we are delighted to be welcoming Nicole Yost and Chloe Wright to our Board of Trustees. Together they bring a wealth of skills, experience, and shared passion for the charity’s work. We look forward to their contributions to the charity.”
Nicole Yost is a communications professional with 20+ years working across Publishing, Marketing and PR. She is currently CEO at Havas Just::, a specialist healthcare communications agency. Nicole has a keen interest in team building, change management and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Nicole is also a qualified Executive Coach and holds an MBA.
“I am thrilled to be joining Bookmark’s Board as a Trustee. Having volunteered with them through virtual reading sessions during covid lockdown I have seen first-hand the value that Bookmark can bring to schools, young readers, and volunteers. It’s an exciting time for the charity and I can’t wait to support their next phase of growth.”
Chloe Wright is currently working in the Home Office and has previous experience in other government departments, including Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The focus of Chloe’s career has been to deliver major projects for the government via a focus on strategy and governance, to make a difference to people’s lives in the UK. She is also a mental health first aider and is passionate about ensuring that diversity and inclusion are championed at every level of an organisation.
“Providing every child with the tools to succeed in life is a vital cause, and I’m both excited and honoured to be joining Bookmark as a Trustee to help deliver this vision.”