NHS charity chief takes charge at foundation

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has named Sanjay Singh as the next director of its foundation, which helps young, disadvantaged people take up a career in finance.

Singh joins from NHS Lothian Charity, where he had been heading funding programmes since 2000.

He replaces Linda Jamieson who had been director of the ICAS Foundation since 2014.

His previous roles include senior programmes manager at People’s Postcode Lottery in Edinburgh and regional new business manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Scotland.

He is a trustee of four grant making trusts of the People’s Postcode Lottery and has also been an advisory council member of UNICEF and the World Wildlife Fund in Scotland.

“I am elated to share of my announcement as the Director of ICAS Foundation,” said Singh.

“My passion, energy and lived experience of helping young people to develop, comes together as I plan to lead this organisation into a bright future. We are a leading light in the area of social mobility and we will support more young people from across the UK.

“Every child has the right to education, and I hope to partner, collaborate and join forces with all those who share the same mission.”

ICAS Foundation chair Norman Murray added: “Sanjay brings a wealth of experience and an empathy for the purpose and work of the Foundation which impressed all the Trustees. He is committed to the continued success of the Foundation, and will I know receive the full support of Trustees and ICAS as he takes the Foundation to the next stage of its development.”

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