Adrian Ringrose, current CEO of Interserve Plc, has been appointed chairman of The Prince’s Trust Built Environment Leadership Group (BELG).
The BELG is a collaboration of corporate partners which has changed the lives of over 6,000 young people since 2005, helping them find work in one of the built environment sectors, particularly in construction and facilities management. Adrian Ringrose will take over from the current chairman James Wates CBE, who is stepping down after a three-year tenure, in March 2017.
Adrian Ringrose said:
"My aim, as chairman, will be to encourage companies to invest in Prince’s Trust programmes, offer tangible outcomes, work placements and volunteering opportunities. I hope to see The Trust’s reputation grow as a partner of choice for the industry."
Ben Marson, Director of Corporate Partnerships at The Prince’s Trust, said: "The Prince’s Trust BELG has grown from strength to strength over the last three years under James Wates’s dedicated leadership. We want to thank him for his unwavering commitment. We are very proud to welcome Adrian Ringrose as the new BELG chairman. Adrian has the experience, knowledge of the sector and drive to fill this position. We have no doubt that he will be dedicated to helping us encourage our existing and future partners to deliver more positive outcomes for the young people we support."
The Trust aims to provide training and career opportunities to 10,000 young people over the next three years in the built environment industry and the BELG will support this ambition by helping generate new partners and income.
James Wates CBE said:
The Prince’s Trust was fortunate to benefit from the expertise of recruitment and executive search firm Carmichael Fisher. The firm offered its services pro bono to help The Trust select candidates and appoint the new chairman of the BELG.