The Saturday Club Trust warmly welcomes Sir Nigel Carrington as he takes over from Sir John Sorrell as Chair of the National Saturday Club’s Board of Trustees in January 2022. Having recently stepped down as Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, Sir Nigel’s career has spanned the private, public and charitable sectors and he will bring a breadth of valuable experience and expertise to the Trust.
Sir John will step down as Chair in January, 14 years since he and Frances Sorrell founded the National Saturday Club in 2008. John and Frances will continue to be active members of the Board of Trustees. They will also continue as Trustees of the Sorrell Foundation which they founded in 1999 and was the starting point for the National Saturday Club.
Sir Nigel said “Having worked with the Saturday Club Trust and The Sorrell Foundation for more than 10 years, I have seen at first hand the power and potential of the National Saturday Club programme. Saturday Clubs offer amazing opportunities to young people across the country through a vibrant, growing and expansive partnership network across HE, FE, industry and the cultural sector. These partnerships provide inspirational opportunities, empowering young people and preparing them for fulfilling work in complex and rapidly changing careers. I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees as we look to the future with confidence and ambition, and I am so pleased that John and Frances will remain on the Board and fully engaged in our activities”
John and Frances Sorrell said “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Nigel as Chair of the Saturday Club Trust. He is a brilliant and inspiring man whose passion for education and unique experience will be invaluable to the expansion of the National Saturday Club as it grows to offer more and more 13-16-year-olds across the country the opportunity to engage in free Saturday classes.”