news 14 June 2021

Sukhjit Singh announced as the DofE’s new Chief Financial Officer

Sukhjit Singh will join the DofE as its Chief Financial Officer on 5 July, completing a new team of Executive Directors, established to support the charity to deliver its new five-year strategy, Youth Without Limits.

Sukh has a wealth of experience in senior positions across financial services, consultancy and more recently central government. He has extensive experience of leading large multi-functional teams, and delivering on complex strategic, financial and organisational change.

Most recently he has worked at several central government agencies, and previously he worked as a director at two leading financial consultancies. During his time in financial services he worked in Amsterdam and New York, and lived and worked in Zurich and Sydney.

He is particularly passionate about creating inclusive and supportive work environments, where team members feel heard, empowered and valued.

Sukh said: “I am very happy to be joining the DofE as Chief Financial Officer, especially at this exciting time in its history, with the launch of a new five year strategy focused on diversity and inclusiveness.

“The recent passing of The Duke of Edinburgh highlighted the immense scale of the DofE, both in terms of number of young people who have participated and benefitted, and also in terms of geographical reach. I was very inspired by the many stories and memories shared of the positive lifelong impact of the DofE on those who have participated in it – both young people and volunteers.

“I feel privileged to be part of helping to deliver DofE’s vision and strategy for the benefit of current and future generations of young people.”

Sukh will form the Executive Director team with Ruth Marvel, Chief Executive Officer plus Rebecca Kennelly MBE, Executive Director of UK Operations and Steve Kingstone, Executive Director of Strategy and Engagement, who are both due to start in post this summer.

Ruth said: “We’re thrilled that Sukh is joining the DofE – not only does he bring outstanding expertise, but he is a huge advocate for diversity and inclusivity in the workplace which completely aligns with our strategic direction and is important in his remit covering people and culture. Sukh’s experience will be invaluable as we continue The Duke’s remarkable legacy and sustain the charity for generations to come.”

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