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CEO Retires

Maggie Turner OBE is standing down as full time CEO of the Diana Award.

The operations and development of the Organisation will actively continue under the direction of Tony Shepherd, as interim CEO, and Operations Director, Tessy Ojo, with the full support of the Management Team and Board of Trustees.

Tony has 25 years board level experience in the not for profit, commercial and public sectors. He has previously been Chief Executive at Safer London Foundation – the Metropolitan Police charity, the New Bridge Foundation and the Otto Schiff Housing Association.

Maggie will continue to work with Diana Award Holders and Maggie is delighted to continue her relationship with the Diana Award and in particular the young people.

Maggie Turner OBE said:

“After nine amazing years at the Diana Award, I am retiring from being Chief Executive. I have had a wonderful experience and truly believe it is the best job in the world.

I’ve seen the Award grow and develop and have had the pleasure of seeing thousands of exceptional young people receive the Diana Award.

It is wonderful that so many Award Holders have helped us plan the Diana Network and help promote the Diana Award in schools and communities. I continue to be inspired by the nominations I read and hearing about Award Holders’ experiences at events and award ceremonies.

I am proud that as a youth organisation we have strived to put young people at the centre of what we do. It is vital that we listen to your aspirations and ideas for developing the Award in the future.

As such, I will continue to work with the Award Holders to make sure that young peoples’ voices and opinions are heard.”

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