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UKSA and their new CEO

The UKSA have got in touch to let us know of a change in their management. For those who want to know more, the UKSA is one of the UK’s leading charities for youth education and maritime training. There is plenty more on their website –

UKSA is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

Richard Thornton will join UKSA from The Prince’s Trust where his role was Deputy Director of Operations.

Previously Richard worked for national youth charity, Fairbridge as Operations Director and saw the organisation through their merger into The Prince’s Trust. He will take up his new role on 10th June 2013.

Richard said: “UKSA is one of the UK’s leading charities for youth education and maritime training.

“At a time when youth unemployment continues to climb and the future can appear bleak for a whole generation of young people, there is an ever greater need for organisations like UKSA. The support they provide genuinely creates exceptional opportunities for young people to move towards a brighter future. It is essential work and I am privileged to be part of it.

“It’s a great honour to join UKSA’s leadership team and have the opportunity to build on its success.”

UKSA’s Chair of Trustees, David Lister added: “We are very pleased and excited that Richard is joining us. His comprehensive experience with Fairbridge and The Prince’s Trust, coupled with his proven ability to create and drive strategy make him the ideal person to lead UKSA in its ambitious development plans.

“We intend to continue to grow our influence as a voice of young people and to reach more beneficiaries through partnerships and new delivery bases across the UK. We are looking forward to Richard joining the team with real optimism for the future.”


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