Esmée announces new Director of Creative Confident Communities and A Fairer Future

We're thrilled to announce the appointment of Veda Harrison as our new Director of Creative, Confident Communities and A Fairer Future.

Veda will bring to the Foundation her wealth of experience across a range of sectors; her passion for creativity and innovation, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. She will play a key role in helping us realise Esmée's mission, particularly in securing a fairer future and strengthening the bonds in communities in the UK.

Veda has a career spanning a number of sectors: her recent roles include as a Consultant for Creative Equals on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; at the Money & Pensions Service developing their strategy on gender equality, vulnerability and financial wellbeing, and Paul Hamlyn Foundation's Ideas and Pioneers programme. Prior to these Veda spent eight years at NatWest Group leading their partnerships with charities, NGOs and government, and in programme leadership at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, Southbank Centre and NESTA.

Veda joins us from mid-September.

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