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New Chairman for Royal SpringBoard


Robert Swannell CBE has become the new Chair of Trustees, replacing Kevin Parry OBE, who will remain on the Board for the remainder of the year. Our thanks go to Kevin for his dedication and hard work over the past two years; he was instrumental in bringing the two charities together.

Robert is a founding trustee of SpringBoard and prior to this, the Chair of Governors at Rugby School, the pioneers of the Arnold Foundation. 

“ I am delighted to take on the Chair from Kevin who has provided extraordinary leadership through the merger of SpringBoard and RNCF and of RNCF for so many years before that. I am delighted he will be staying for a while to continue to help the transition. Having been heavily involved in the original founding of SpringBoard in 2012, and been a Trustee since then, I am looking forward to taking a more active role with Ian and his team in the next phase of Royal SpringBoard’s mission to transform the lives of many more disadvantaged children. I am in awe of what Ian has achieved these past years and look forward to building with him on that success.”




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