Tristram Mayhew, Sir Ian Livingstone CBE, Lord Iain McNicol, Ndidi Okezie OBE and Ashley Summerfield have been reappointed as National Citizen Service Trust Board Members

Tristram Mayhew

In 2002 Tristram founded Go Ape, a multi-award winning forest adventure business operating in 33 locations across Britain and at 16 across America. Go Ape has won the ‘Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year’ in the UK National Business Awards, and is listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for. As well as being Go Ape’s Chief Gorilla, Tristram is responsible for youth sailing at Bosham Sailing Club, an alumna of London Business School and a member of the Young Presidents Organisation. Tristram formerly served as a tank and infantry commander in the Royal Dragoon Guards, retiring as a captain in 1997.

Ndidi Okezie OBE

As Chief Executive Office of UK Youth, a leading charity supporting young people in the UK, Ndidi is passionate about social justice, youth voice and quality access to education for all. In 2020 she received an OBE for services to young people during the COVID-19 response.

Prior to joining UK Youth, Ndidi’s career spans across the education, charity and corporate sectors. Her former roles include teacher, school leader, Executive Director of Teach First and Vice President at Pearson PLC.

Ashley Summerfield

Ashley Summerfield leads Egon Zehnder’s global Board Consulting Practice. He is a trusted advisor to scores of prestigious clients around the world and he specialises in building boards and CEO succession. Ashley has deep experience across a range of sectors including financial services, commercial property, marketing services, sustainable technologies, commodities, and private equity. Ahsley also conducts external board effectiveness reviews.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ashley cofounded Central Europe Trust with Nigel Lawson, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, a corporate finance advisory business specialising in Central and Eastern Europe. His early career was with strategy consultants Booz Allen and Hamilton.Ashley currently volunteers as a biology teacher for TeachFirst/Teach for All.

Lord Iain McNicol

Lord McNicol is a Labour life peer and current Deputy Chairman of Committees in the House of Lords. Starting as a West London Labour party agent in 1994, Lord McNicol has a long history of organising in the Labour and trade union movement, eventually becoming Secretary General of the Labour Party in 2011 until 2018. Prior to this, he worked as the National Political Officer of the GMB Union

Sir Ian Livingstone CBE

Sir Ian is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry, co-founding Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons and Warhammer in Europe. In 1982, he co-authored The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, the first interactive gamebook in the multi-million selling Fighting Fantasy series. As Chairman of video games publisher Eidos plc, he launched Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 1996. In 2011, Sir Ian co-authored the Next Gen review and chaired the Next Gen Skills campaign, working with the government to introduce the new Computing curriculum in schools in 2014. With a focus on digital creativity and computational thinking, the Livingstone Academy in Bournemouth opened in 2021, in association with Aspirations Academies Trust.

He is a General Partner at Hiro Capital LLP, and Non-Executive Director atAspirations Academies Trust, theFoundation for Education Development and Creative UK. He is also aMember of Raspberry Pi Foundation and President of the BGI.

Under the terms of the NCS Charter, the appointment of the Chair and members is made by HM The Queen on the advice of the Privy Council and on a recommendation from the Prime Minister. These roles are not remunerated. These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election.

Lord McNicol has declared that he was General Secretary of the Labour Party from 2011 until 2018, and has been a Labour life peer since 2018.

Sir Ian Livingstone CBE, Tristram Mayhew, Ndidi Okezie OBE and Ashley Summerfield have not declared no activity.

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