Announcing Sir Ciarán Devane as our new Chair

Sir Ciarán Devane has been announced as the new Chair of Clore Social Leadership. He takes up his appointment this month, succeeding John Kampfner, Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation who has been chair since January 2015. 

Sir Ciarán is Chief Executive of the British Council and brings a wide range of experience to Clore Social Leadership. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support from where he transformed the scale and impact of the charity, raising its profile as an authoritative voice on cancer and on health matters. In 2015 he was awarded a knighthood for services to cancer patients.

Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Clore Social Leadership said:“We are thrilled to be working with Ciarán who has a wealth of leadership experience to contribute. We share a passion for democratising leadership, and with his support, I know Clore Social will reach many thousands more leaders.”

Sir Ciarán comments: “I look forward to supporting Clore Social Leadership in empowering leaders to kick-start real change, transforming the world around them. From my own experience at the British Council, I have seen how an individual leader with the right skills and motivation can make a real difference to the challenges we face today, in the UK and around the world.”

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