Taking charity into next phase
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.”