Fuente: www.consultant-news Fecha: 27.10.2010
Deloitte Finance Fellowship for leaders in the third sector announced
Following support from Deloitte, the business advisory firm, the Clore Social Leadership programme has announced the appointment of a Fellow for Finance. The programme, now in its second year, seeks to identify, connect and develop future leaders of the social sector, at a time when the challenges for charities, social enterprises and community organisations have never been greater.
Mary Reilly, Head of Deloitte’s Third Sector practice, said: “The Clore Social Leadership Programme is an exciting initiative that will help deliver real, long-term benefit to the third sector. We’re very proud to provide support through our own Deloitte Fellowship for Finance, helping to develop financial leadership skills in the not for profit sector.
“Deloitte has unparalleled not-for-profit expertise. As one of the top charity auditors, the Deloitte Charity Unit is widely seen as market leader, with a significant presence in the not-for-profit sector. Our charity sector relationships are more than just good professional relationships. We carefully select the charity organisations we engage with, and aim to work in close partnership with our charity clients and seek opportunities to add value to each other’s organisations.”
The Deloitte Fellowship for Finance is for an aspiring leader who has worked in the third sector in a role with substantial financial responsibility and has gone to Jonathan Taylor, Director of Finance and Resources, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Taylor said: “I was thrilled to be offered the Deloitte's Fellowship for the 2011 Clore Social Leadership Programme, and I am very grateful to Deloitte for enabling a specialist Finance Fellowship next year. Powerful and enabling financial management skills are more in demand across the sector than ever before, and I look forward to the opportunities offered by the Deloitte Fellowship to develop my capabilities further as a leader and in a financial capacity, both at work and as a trustee. It's an extremely exciting opportunity which I look forward to developing to its fullest”
Reilly added: “The role of finance professionals across the different sectors of the economy has never been so important, and it’s critical that the not-for-profit sector has clear financial leadership. We are delighted that Jonathan has been appointed to this role.”
The Clore Social Leadership Programme aims to support aspiring leaders in the third sector who are working for the benefit of individuals and progressive social change in communities across the UK. As well as Jonathan, a further 15 Clore Social Fellows appointments have also been announced today across a range of key leadership areas for the Third Sector.
Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP said: “The Big Society needs confident leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurial and ready to take risks. The Clore Social Leadership Programme makes a significant contribution identifying and developing talented people with the potential to take on the social challenges we face today.”
Dame Mary Marsh, Director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme added: “Across the UK social purpose organisations need confident and innovative leadership. We have found an exceptional group of diverse and highly talented people, who have already made an impact in the social sector. Thanks to the generosity of our funders like Deloitte, they are able to take up this timely investment in their further leadership capability and wider contribution to the sector.”