chief executive, The Anne Frank Trust UK
Robert joined the Anne Frank Trust in 2009, spending 5 years as its chief operating officer. He took up the role of chief executive in 2015, and provides leadership to ensure the charity’s successful growth of its mission to empower as many young people as possible with the skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
The Anne Frank Trust’s education programmes are highlighted in the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan by the Department of Communities and Local Government. Lord Bourne has described the work it does as ‘invaluable in tackling prejudice in schools’.
In 2016 the trust was singled out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission as one of the few interventions to have ‘research to support the effectiveness of these programmes to tackle prejudice and unlawful behaviour’. Of the nine interventions examined the trust ranked among the highest.
Robert’s aim is to further build on the excellent reputation and work of the trust, and deliver on its goals to help more young people recognise and understand the damaging consequences of prejudice and discrimination on the individual and society.
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