Zoe Amar joins Tech Trust board of trustees

Experienced charity digital leader Zoe Amar has joined Tech Trust as the latest in a new line-up of trustees – the organisation hopes to recruit more in the coming months.

Chloe Green | 20th Feb 19
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Tech Trust has announced the appointment of leading charity digital expert Zoe Amar as trustee.

Since 2001, the organisation has worked closely with tech sector partners to deliver over £200m in savings to more than 33,000 UK charities through the tt-exchange software donation programme.

Its other services include online portal Charity Digital News and Charity Digital Jobs – the first jobs board in the UK to focus solely on digital roles in the charity sector.

Tech Trust has launched its first full-day educational conference for charities this year with the inaugural Charity Digital Tech Conference, which took place on the 13th February.

It is hoped the addition of Zoe Amar to the board will further strengthen Tech Trust’s position as a leading enabler of digital change in charities.

Amar’s most well-known roles include Chair of the Charity Digital Code of Practice, founder of digital agency and social enterprise Zoe Amar Digital, co-author of the Charity Digital Skills Report and founder of the Social CEOs awards.

She brings a wealth of experience as both a charity trustee and leader of a national charity advising non-profits about technology.

Jonathan Chevallier, Tech Trust CEO said: “It’s wonderful to have Zoe join the Tech Trust board. Her extensive digital experience in the social sector will really help us as we continue to evolve the services that Tech Trust provides and I look forward to working with her to further increase our impact.”

Amar joins trustees including Chairman Charles Mindenhall and Dan Cobley, both Blenheim Chalcot; Delia Bushell, ex-managing director of BT TV and Sport; and Emma Thomas, chief executive of children’s mental health charity Young Minds.

She will also be running an exclusive webinar for charities ‘the 7 lessons of digital leadership’ taking place on the 1st March.

 

New trustees wanted

Amar represents the first in a new line-up of trustees that Tech Trust hopes to recruit over the coming months as it expands its services in new directions.

In line with the Charity Code of Governance, Tech Trust has limits on the duration that Trustees can serve, and so has a number of retirements planned.

As a result, the organisation is seeking to fill the gaps with experienced individuals with a deep knowledge of the non-profit sector or relevant commercial experience in a technology or publishing business.

 

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