TUESDAY 13 OCT 2020 2:55 PM


The Taylor Bennett Foundation has announced the appointment of its new vice chair, Kuldeep Mehmi, one of its alumni. Kuldeep takes over from John Lehal, who has stood down from the board after three years and to whom we are very grateful for his time and commitment, Lehal remains an advocate for diversity and will remain a supporter of the foundation’s work.

Kuldeep is a communications manager at Savills and brings the experience of having been through the foundation’s flagship programme in 2012, a strong network in PR and communications and a reputation for his commitment to diversity and high professional standards.

Sarah Pinch, chair of Taylor Bennett Foundation says, “I am delighted that Kuldeep has been appointed as vice chair, he is already a very committed trustee and I look forward to watching him grow and develop in this new role. His experience of the programme means he can speak with passion and commitment about the lived experience of a BAME young professional at a time when our industry is so woefully lacking in diversity. This is a very exciting time for the Foundation, we have a major announcement to make in the coming weeks about a significant new partner and that, coupled with Kuldeep’s appointment and our search for two new trustees in November, places us on a firm footing for the future. We have so much work to do and we are committed to continuing to make a difference to the lives of black, Asian and minority ethnic young people.”

The recruitment for trustees will go live later in October. The organisation is seeking two trustees, one with a background in HR and one from project management and welcomes applications from a BAME background.