Youthbuild UK are delighted to announce that Angela Smith, the Rt Hon the Baroness Smith of Basildon has agreed to become our new President.
Prior to joining the House of Lords in July 2010, Angela was the MP for Basildon for 13 years. She is currently the Shadow Spokesperson for Home Affairs and Opposition Deputy Chief Whip in the House of Lords., having previously held a number of posts in Government and Opposition including Minister of State at the Cabinet Office with responsibility for the Third Sector and Social Exclusion.
Outside of Parliament Angela is involved in a number of charities and voluntary organisations, currently Chair of the Production Exchange, Chair of Resolving Chaos, Ambassador of the Royal Voluntary Service, Vice President of the League against Cruel Sports and Vice President of the Local Government Association.
We very much look forward to working with Angela in the future.
We would like to place on record our thanks to the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP who has been our president for the last six years and who has been a supporter of Youthbuild UK for over ten years. Without Nick’s guidance and mentoring we would not have become the successful and stable organisation we now are.