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The Children’s Trust Appoints new Chief Executive

The UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury has appointed Mike Thiedke as its incoming Chief Executive.

He will join The Children’s Trust, which provides specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK to children with brain injury and neurodisability and their families, in November.

Mike has more than 15 years’ experience in executive and senior positions in the third sector, advocating for children’s and families’ rights and tackling systemic inequality and discrimination.

He will join The Children’s Trust from youth homelessness charity Depaul UK, where he has served as Chief Executive for the past five and a half years. He has previously worked at children’s rights charity Plan International UK, ActionAid and the United Nations.

“I am delighted to be joining The Children’s Trust as Chief Executive,” said Mike.

“For the past 15 years, my career has been dedicated to providing opportunities for children and families to live the best life possible – a value that also drives the work of The Children’s Trust and every member of staff who works here.

“I will strive to maintain momentum on the charity’s recovery plan to help us build a strong foundation on which to launch our ambitions for an exciting future, where we can do even more and better for the children with brain injury and neurodisability and the families we exist to support.”

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