Tak­ing char­ity into next phase

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Trustees -

The Ash­ford-based char­ity CXK has ap­pointed Dick Fe­dor­cio OBE as the next chair­man of its board of trustees.

He will take over on March 1 from David Philpott, who is leav­ing af­ter five years in the role, and will work closely with the newly-ap­pointed chief ex­ec­u­tive, Pauline Smith.

CXK pro­vides ser­vices to over 50,000 peo­ple an­nu­ally through the Na­tional Ca­reers Ser­vice, Na­tional Ci­ti­zen Ser­vice, Prince’s Trust and com­mis­sioned early help ser­vices in Kent and Brom­ley which in­clude Young Healthy Minds, Fam­ily Kitchen and NEET sup­port.

Mr Fe­dor­cio has been a trustee with CXK since 2013 and re­cently chaired the devel­op­ment, fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing com­mit­tee.

He has over 40 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in pub­lic re­la­tions. His ca­reer in lo­cal gov­ern­ment saw him work­ing in Lon­don, Es­sex, Sus­sex and Kent be­fore re­turn­ing to Lon­don with the elec­tric­ity in­dus­try fol­lowed by the Metropoli­tan Po­lice Ser­vice.

Now re­tired, he con­tin­ues to run a com­mu­ni­ca­tions con­sul­tancy.

He was pres­i­dent of the Char­tered In­sti­tute of Pub­lic Rela- tions in 1992, was awarded the OBE for ser­vices to polic­ing in 2006 and cur­rently also chairs the Kent and Med­way Sports Board.

Mr Fe­dor­cio said: “David Philpott is an in­cred­i­bly hard act to fol­low. He has given so much time, en­ergy and com­mit­ment to the char­ity and must take a lot of credit for CXK be­com­ing a lead­ing provider of help and ser­vices to the many peo­ple sup­ported dur­ing his ten­ure.

“To­gether with my ex­ist­ing fel­low trustees, the six new trustees about to join us on the board and the CXK staff team, we will be look­ing to con­tinue to build CXK and take it for­ward on the next phase of its growth and devel­op­ment.”

Dick Fe­dor­cio

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