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The Selby Trust appoints new chief executive

APPOINTED: Paul Butler

THE SELBY Trust has announced that Paul Butler is to be their new chief executive officer.

Butler will take on the role from February 4, following Sona Mahtani’s decision to depart The Selby Trust after 11 years as the chief executive.

Butler already brings knowledge of the area, the political landscape, its local communities and relationships with many of the trusts key stakeholders. He is the chair of Waltham Forest College, represented on the Board of Association of Colleges London Region and a member of the Mayor’s Knife Crime Strategy Task and Finish Group, and on the board of various charities too.

In a statement, The Selby Trust said: “We welcome the established relationships he has with funders and key public agencies, and the hands on experience of capacity building, change management, partnership development and governance.”

Speaking on the appointment, Edward Ihejirika, chair of The Selby Trust said: “Paul brings a wide range of strengths to this challenging and demanding role. He has transformed community organisations, facilitated skills development programmes and recognised the importance of outreach and engagement, amongst his staff teams. He has been a national and organisational Chief Executive: leading a Somali consortium and Path National.

This is a key time for local communities, The Selby Trust and Haringey’s VCS and we welcome Paul’s leadership coming on board now, as we embark on a site transformation and develop and deepen the potential for collaborative opportunities with all stakeholders”.

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