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nasen welcomes new trustee

nasen is pleased to announce that Ian Hughes, former Finance Director of The National Lottery Community Fund, has joined the charity as a trustee bringing his wealth of financial expertise to the organisation.

Ian continues to act for the Fund in an advisory capacity. He represents the Fund’s interests as Director of The Oversight Trust (formerly Big Society Trust), which safeguards the funding and approach of four organisations distributing monies under the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts scheme.

He is also a Non-Executive Director of Beatfreeks Arts, a Birmingham based social enterprise supporting young people into employment through Arts activities. He acts as an advisor to several organisations on finance-related matters.

Before joining the National Lottery Community Fund, Ian was Finance Director – BBC News Group responsible for the BBC’s International, National, Regional and Local services. He joined the BBC as Chief Operating Officer for BBC English Regions delivering all support services for Regional Television and Local Radio. He has previously held senior finance roles at ITV, Carlton Television and Central Television.

Ian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Ian lives in the West Midlands and has strong connections with community-based organisations through his role at the National Lottery Community Fund, alongside a keen and passionate interest in the Arts – an interest shared by his wife and daughter.

Chair of Trustees for nasen, Elaine Simpson said:

“We are delighted to welcome Ian as a trustee to the charity. He brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles and will also play an integral role in our finance, audit and risk committee. We look forward to working closely with Ian, and our wider Trustee Board, to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning difficulties.”

CEO of nasen, Professor Adam Boddison, said:

“As nasen continues to grow and widen its support offer for the education workforce, it’s vital that we have the right people on our board who share the responsibility for governing nasen and embody strong leadership for the charity. Ian is a welcome addition to the nasen family.”

Newly appointed trustee, Ian Hughes, said:

“I am delighted to join nasen as a trustee. nasen provides first-class support and resources for those working with special educational needs and learning differences in our communities. I hope, through my career experience and networks, to support its growth as it sets out on an ambitious strategy.”

To find out more about nasen, please visit: www.nasen.org.uk

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