Rod joined Fair Train as its CEO in November 2016. His career before that had been in broadcasting and corporate media, theatre and event production – and in marketing and brand development/management. He has also been actively involved in the Third Sector for more than 20 years, as a professional practitioner (for example devising/leading personal development programmes for the Prince’s Trust and creating more than 250 fund-raising films and almost 100 charity events) and as a volunteer. He’s been a Trustee of Variety, the Children’s Charity, since 1995, its Chair of Marketing, Communications and Media for six years and Co-Chair of its Strategy and Governance Committee. Wanting to commit to the Third Sector full time and, with a lifelong passion for creating opportunities for and empowering young people, he found the opportunity to join Fair Train irresistible. Since Rod joined, Fair Train has seen substantial growth in all sectors, including a major partnership with the NHS’s Health Education England and the very successful expansion of Work Experience Week to Work Experience Month.
- Company: Fair Train