Street League has appointed Dougie Stevenson as CEO of Street League, effective from the 1st of November, 2021.
Chair of Street League, John Coleman, said:
“The Board is delighted to announce Dougie as Street League’s CEO as we plan for a future in which our services have never been in greater need. Dougie has been with Street League for 17 years and has significant experience in improving sustainable employability services for young people. He has Street League in his veins, and the Board are delighted he will be leading our outstanding team at Street League, helping to create brighter futures for so many young people across the UK.”
The appointment comes on the back of the news that Lindsey MacDonald, who has worked as Co-Managing Director with Dougie over the last two and a half years, will be moving on from Street League, having accepted an offer to become the new CEO of Magic Breakfast – a charity working to ensure no child in the UK is too hungry to learn.
John Coleman said:
“I know this has been a difficult decision for Lindsey, given her love for Street League and our exciting plans for the future. On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Lindsey for the enormous difference she has made over the past seven years, and we all wish her well for the future. She will remain in the role until the end of October and then take some time for a deserved break to see family and friends before starting her new role.”
Street League remains steadfastly committed to using sport and education to move young people into work. The charity recently set out its ambition to support more than 10,000 young people into positive outcomes between 2021 and 2026 – to be delivered through its award-winning community-based employability services and by growing the support for young people in schools and early in their careers through apprenticeships.
Dougie, a graduate from the University of Edinburgh and post-graduate from Strathclyde Business School, said:
“It is an absolute privilege to be asked to lead the next chapter at Street League and an honour to continue working with our amazing team that do such incredible things every day. We want to create a society in which all young people have the opportunity to secure employment and a brighter future. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”
For more information about Street League and its ambitions for the future, please visit www.streetleague.co.uk. To refer a young person to join a programme, please visit: https://www.streetleague.co.uk/refer-someone/.