Acting CEO at youth charity takes role permanently

EY Foundation has appointed Lynne Peabody as its permanent chief executive after covering the role temporarily for the last year.

She joined the independent charitable arm of Ernst and Young (EY), which helps young people in poverty find work, in 2014 as its income and communications manager.

Her other roles at the charity have included income and corporate partnerships leader and director of income and projects.

She previously held corporate responsibility and community investment roles at Hogan Lovells and Kuoni and was a senior conference producer at Capita.

“I am passionate about supporting young people and my number one aim is to help more young people in poverty to thrive in the workplace,” said Peabody.

“Critical to our success will be the role of business and bringing the two sides of the labour market together. I look forward to working with more employers to transform the lives of young people from across the UK.”

EY chair Hywel Ball added: “The EY Foundation is critical to achieving EY’s ambition to help young people in poverty from across the UK to unlock their potential and thrive in the workplace.

“Lynne’s appointment is great news and will help ensure the EY Foundation’s impact continues to grow.”

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