Movement to Work welcomes BAE Systems Chief Executive as new Chair

We are delighted to announce that Charles Woodburn, BAE Systems Chief Executive, has taken on the role of Chair of Movement to Work. Charles takes over from Olly Benzecry who has been Chair since 2020. Olly has recently been appointed as Chair of Shaw Trust and will remain a Trustee of Movement to Work.

On his appointment, Charles Woodburn, BAE Systems Chief Executive, said: “It’s vital for UK industry and for the future of our business that we invest in the next generation. It’s a privilege to serve an organisation doing such important work. All too often young people get trapped in a vicious cycle of ‘no experience, no job,’ which limits their career prospects.

“I’m passionate about providing high-quality work placements that give young people a route into long-term employment and help businesses access the talent we need to succeed. Through Movement to Work, I’ve seen first-hand the impact these opportunities can have on our communities and the company.”

Gillian Churchill, CEO of Movement to Work, said: “From all at Movement to Work, we would like to thank Olly for his leadership, counsel and support over the last three years and welcome Charles to the Chair position. We look forward to working together to continue to grow The Movement and deliver quality work placements and training opportunities to even more young people across the country.”