Simon Nicholas appointed to JA board

Thursday 31 October 2019

KPMG partner Simon Nicholas has been appointed to the board of Manx educational charity Junior Achievement (JA).

Mr Nicholas said: ‘I’m proud to have been invited to join the board of Junior Achievement Isle of Man, a Manx charity with a reach and scale helping to prepare young people to become the next generation of entrepreneurs and succeed in a global economy.

‘KPMG is deeply committed to investing in the community and enjoys a long-standing relationship with Junior Achievement, with a good number of our employees, myself included, volunteering to work in classrooms and deliver JA programmes that have the power to inspire and equip young people with the skills they will need when they enter an increasingly competitive jobs market.

‘I look forward to working with Sue, my fellow board members and the JA team and contributing to the long-term success of Junior Achievement.’

JA chief executive Sue Cook said: ‘Simon is a truly committed supporter, to the extent that he agreed to take part in a 10-day trek in Vietnam this October to raise funds for Junior Achievement.

‘I’m delighted to welcome Simon to the board. He not only adds to the board’s wealth and diversity of experience but also shares our ambition to help young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes to successfully manage the transition from school to the world of work.’

To find out more about the work of Junior Achievement visit jaiom.im, follow Junior Achievement Isle of Man on Facebook and Instagram or contact Sue Cook, sue.cook@jaiom.im, 666266.