Clore Social Leadership chief to retire after almost 40 years in voluntary sector

Shaks Ghosh has previously led charities including Crisis and the Private Equity Foundation

Shaks Ghosh
Shaks Ghosh

Shaks Ghosh, chief executive of the Clore Social Leadership programme, is to retire after almost 40 years in the voluntary sector.

Ghosh, who has spent the past seven years at Clore, has also been chief executive of the homelessness charity Crisis and the Private Equity Foundation.

She will be succeeded by Nadia Alomar, who is being promoted from director of development.

Alomar, who joined Clore almost three years ago as director of marketing and external relations, has previously worked at charities including UK Youth and the sexual health charity Brook.

Clore Social Leadership, which trains aspiring voluntary sector leaders, said in a statement today that Ghosh, who plans to step down in June, intended to “stay close to the voluntary sector and will continue to work on leadership in Black and Asian communities”.

She said: “The voluntary sector is the nation’s most precious asset and it has been an honour to serve it for almost 40 years. Watching thousands of Clore Social leaders develop and take on ever challenging roles has been a privilege and I wish them all the luck in the world.”

Sir Ciaran Devane, chair of Clore Social Leadership, said: “Current and past trustees are sad to see Shaks retire. She has been a fabulous leader and campaigner, putting her passion and energy into democratising leadership, digitising our offer and championing personal development for groups from across our communities.”

Alomar, who will take up her new role at the beginning of July, said: “It is a privilege to be succeeding Shaks, who leaves an awe-inspiring legacy at Clore Social.

“Under her leadership, the organisation has experienced remarkable growth and innovation, with an unwavering commitment to democratising leadership.”

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