The charity leaders’ network ACEVO has named City Year UK Deputy Chief Executive Arti Sharma as one of the five people to receive its prestigious Fellowship.
Sponsored by The Leadership Trust Foundation, ACEVO Fellowships champion inspirational and emerging leaders from across the country.
Fellowships are awarded to those whose work has been identified by their peers as outstanding and in need of recognition. The awards will be presented at ACEVO’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 6 December.
Each fellow receives a funded place on a Leadership Trust programme worth over £4,200, a personalised development plan, an ACEVO mentor, a free place at the ACEVO annual conference, a pack of ACEVO publications and a year’s free membership.
Kevin Munday, City Year UK Chief Executive, said: “Arti stepped up to lead City Year UK during a turbulent period when the organisation did not have a CEO. Through her honesty and transparency she was able to gain the confidence of staff and supporters, enabling the charity to retain the best of both. As a result the organisation has not just survived but is growing again.”
On receiving the Fellowship Arti said: “I’m truly shocked and humbled, but I can’t wait to get started. It’s not been the easiest year, but it’s important to acknowledge that the real credit has to go to our entire staff team and volunteers who have put in super-human effort to ensure City Year UK is back on the up-and-up. I’m so proud that I could play just a small part in this and that we now have Kevin on board to guide us into what will be an exciting future for the charity.”