The Saturday Club Trust warmly welcomes Sim Scavazza to the Board of Trustees. As the former Deputy Chair of University of the Arts London, Sim has spent 11 years championing equality, diversity and inclusion, and the wellbeing of staff and students.
Sim is currently Deputy Chair for the newly established Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & West Berkshire NHS Integrated Care Board, where she chairs the People and Remuneration Committees. She is also a Non-Executive Director for two of London’s largest NHS Acute Trusts, where she chairs the People Committee, overseeing the wellbeing of over 24,000 staff.
Further reflecting her passion for supporting young people and philanthropic work, for 10-years Sim has chaired Mentor UK and in 2022 Sim became Trustee at women’s employment charity Smartworks.
Sim’s 30-year experience in the fashion industry working for leading high street brands has driven her passion for creativity and the arts. During her time as Managing Director for Miss Selfridge, the independent fashion retailer supported young designers from the Royal College of Art and London College of Fashion through collaborations and design projects. Sim first started pushing for sustainability in Fashion in 2006 with her appointment to the Board of Adili.com and a financial contribution to the establishment of the Centre for Sustainability at the London College of Fashion.
On her appointment to the Board of Trustees, Sim said:
“I am thrilled to be appointed to the Board of the Saturday Club Trust. I am particularly interested in the positive impact that the Trust’s activities have on young people up and down the country. As the provision of art, design and creative subjects declines in our schools, I am looking forward to being able to contribute to the scaling up of the Saturday Club so that even more youngsters can be inspired and motivated by their creative Saturday classes regardless of their background or circumstances.”
Chair of the Board, Sir Nigel Carrington commented:
“I’m delighted that Sim has joined our Board. She has a demonstrable and passionate commitment to the wellbeing of young people and the importance of creating life opportunities for those from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as a deep understanding of the fashion business. Our Board will benefit enormously from her experience.”