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Karen Saunders is the latest appointee to the Ashford Place board of trustees

THE Ashford Place charity has announced a new addition to its board of trustees.

Karen Saunders, who has a long career in governance, programme management, research services and event management, joins the board this month and will also be a member of the organisation’s Resource Committee.

The Cricklewood-based social inclusion charity, which was recently recognised by the Mayor of Brent for the support it offers within the local community, has been operating in the London borough for thirty years, helping people in Brent experiencing isolation, dementia, mental health and homelessness.

New appointee Karen Saunders

Ms Saunders previously headed up Corporate Governance and Compliance at Telefonica Group and O2.

The Ashford Place Board was recently restructured, following the appointment of Co-Chairs Mark Fox and Carey Fitzgerald.

Ms Fitzgerald said: “We are delighted to welcome Karen to the Board at an exciting time for

Ashford Place.

“We have a solid, well rounded Board with a wealth of expertise and Karen’s governance knowledge is an excellent addition.”

She added: “With, two accountants, a community care solicitor, a GP and experts in cyber security, the global insurance industry and now governance we feel the Board of Trustees is in an ideal position to support the sterling work of Ashford Place’s management and their teams.”