LONDON: Following a selection process led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the Privy Council announced the appointment of British Pakistani community activist Harris Bukhari OBE as the new chairman of the National Civil Service (NCS) Trust. Is.
Harris will help lead the Trust as it delivers its new strategy, providing more choice and opportunities for young people and taking forward the Government’s Youth Guarantee.
The NCS is designed to support young people across the UK to overcome and cope with the challenges they face. It enables young people to be world ready and ready to work, to have greater confidence, resilience and well-being, and to have a greater impact on the world.
Harris joins the NCS Trust as an internationally acclaimed youth leader who founded the Patchwork Foundation in 2010.
He is a Social Entrepreneur, Public Engagement Consultant and Chartered Accountant.
His wide range of roles includes serving on the boards of the Natural History Museum (chairing the audit and risk committee), the Royal Parks, the Prince’s Trust mosaic initiative and being an elected council member of the National Trust.
Harris, whose father immigrated from Pakistan and taught in South London schools, was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s 2015 Birthday Honors List for services to young people and interfaith relations and is a recipient of the King’s Award for Voluntary Service Society. Is an independent member, and Community and Voluntary Service Honors Committee.
He has been appointed as the chairman of the NCS Trust for a term of three years. Harris Bokhari OBE said: “I am honored and excited to take up the role of Chair of the NCS Trust. To date, NCS has been a catalyst for profound change in the lives of countless young people.”
“I look forward to contributing my efforts to enable many more adolescents to uncover their full potential, regardless of their background. There has never been a more important time for NCS to give youth the confidence and skills to Stayed.”