Protect welcomes two new Trustees to its Board.
Ravinder Passi is a UK qualified solicitor with over 21 years’ experience, who has first-hand experience of what it means to be a whistle-blower and fully understands the legal, professional, financial and personal implications of doing the right thing.
Whilst working in Japan for over eight years, where he was Global General Counsel of a major car company in charge of the global Legal and IP functions, Rav was witness to a major corporate scandal that resulted in him having to blow the whistle and alert board members to wrongdoing.
Rav said, “Whistleblowing is hugely important. It is obviously a subject I care deeply about and I am delighted to be joining Protect, to support the vital work the charity does.”
We also welcome Rebecca Lloyd, an experienced leader in the voluntary sector, having worked in a variety of fundraising and grant-making roles over her career. This includes managing fundraising teams at The National Autistic Society, Voluntary Service Overseas, and Wateraid and most recently leading the grant-making programme of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.
Rebecca has a particular interest in major gift fundraising, effective grant-making strategies and governance, and was previously a trustee of Bliss, the premature baby charity.
Rebecca said, “I am really looking forward to working with Protect and supporting the charity in its fundraising efforts. It is an extremely challenging time for the sector – but the demand for Protect’s services has never been greater, and by developing Protect’s fundraising operation we will be able to reach more people who desperately need our support.”
Protect Chair, Paul Boyle said, “We are delighted to have recruited two exceptional candidates who both bring unique skill sets to the Board and I look forward to their contribution to Protect’s goal to promote a world where no whistleblower goes unheard or unprotected.”