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YPFP London: Distinguished Speaker Series: Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross
YPFP London Distinguished Speaker Series: Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross
When: Thursday 6th December, 6:30pm with Social afterwards
Where: Committee Room 16, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 2TT
Social venue tbc
This event is open to everyone.
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Event description: YPFP London is delighted to invite you attend an evening with the Sir Nicholas Young who has been the Chief Executive to the British Red Cross since 2001. This event will be a great opportunity to hear and ask questions to a leading figure for a major International Development Organisation. Afterwards we are pleased to invite you to a social with the YPFP members and committee.
As chief executive, Nick heads up a senior management team of 12 directors who lead on the charity’s strategy and implementation of policies laid down by the board. Under his leadership, he has particularly focused on core objectives such as emergency response at home and overseas, delivering community care services which meet the needs of vulnerable people in our neighbourhoods, and educating people in life-saving skills.
He has extensive travel experience overseeing areas where the British Red Cross operate including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami countries, Iraq, Uganda, Zimbabwe, southern Africa, North Korea, Syria, Sierra Leone, Darfur and India, among others. On these trips Nick gets involved with project work and the operational environment, helps support other Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, and often meets with foreign governments and representatives of the UK government.
Nick acts as an ambassador for the organisation with government, the media and major donors. He attends and speaks at many public functions and fundraising events, and maintains a close relationship with our President, HRH The Prince of Wales, accompanying him on visits to Bam in Iran following the earthquake there in 2003 and to Sri Lanka in 2005 after the tsunami. In 2006 he showed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall British Red Cross work in Pakistan following the massive earthquake the previous October.
Nick was knighted in 2000 for services to cancer care through Macmillan Cancer Support, where he was also chief executive.
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