The national disability charity, Sense, has appointed Lord Levy as its new President. He becomes the first to fill the role in the charity’s 64-year history.
Lord Levy has committed his life to working in the charitable sector and is currently President of Jewish Care, Barnet & Southgate College, Jewish Free School (JFS) and Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade (JLGB). He was previously President of Volunteering Matters and Chairman of the Academies Trust in Education and has headed a number of other organisations over many years.
The announcement follows the publication of the charity’s new strategy: ‘No one left out of life’, which sets out how it will reach more families and people with complex disabilities over the next three years.
Sense Chief Executive, Richard Kramer, who welcomed Lord Levy to Sense’s Family Centre in Barnet on Thursday 29th August, said that the appointment will play a vital part in helping the charity deliver on its vision.
Richard Kramer, Sense Chief Executive, said:
“Lord Levy has achieved an astonishing level of success for the causes he has supported, and we’re privileged to appoint him as President of Sense and Sense International.
“We believe he will play a vital part in helping us deliver on our ambition of reaching more families and people with complex disabilities.
“We will benefit from his wisdom, energy and compassion, driven by a shared belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.”
Lord Levy said:
“I am delighted to be appointed President of Sense.
“I have been touched by the incredible work the charity does to support some of the most vulnerable people in society. This work has never been of greater importance, and it’s why I’m honoured to be asked to support them in this role.
“I look forward to working with the whole organisation to support them in their mission to bring positive change for people with complex disabilities and their families.”
“Lord Levy will support with creating projects, hosting events and offering guidance to the charity’s leadership. He will join HRH The Princess Royal, who has been Sense and Sense International Patron since 1989.”