Career Ready is delighted to announce the appointment of Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa as the charity’s new Chief Executive Officer.

He will take over from Anne Spackman OBE on Monday 20 January. Tokunbo joins Career Ready following a successful track record as a CEO and social entrepreneur in the third sector, most recently at the Foyer Federation.

Sandy Begbie CBE, Career Ready Chair of Trustees said:

“The success Tokunbo has delivered throughout his career, as well as his passion for social mobility, made him the outstanding candidate in a very strong field. Throughout the selection and interview process, we were impressed with his research, knowledge and commitment to what Career Ready stands for and the impact we have on young people.”

Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa

Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa said:

“Career Ready has successfully been unlocking the potential of thousands of young people across the U.K. for the last 17 years. I am thrilled to be appointed and looking forward to leading the charity into its next chapter of success, embracing the essence of innovation and social impact.”

Sandy Begbie CBE concluded:

“Anne has successfully led the charity for the past six years and we will all be forever grateful for the amazing work she has done for Career Ready. She leaves Career Ready in a very strong position, working with record numbers of young people, and as a leading voice in the mission to ensure those young people achieve success in the world of work. On behalf of everyone involved with Career Ready, I would like to welcome Tokunbo and wish Anne all the very best for the future.”