vInspired Chair of Trustees, Rod Aldridge handed knighthood
It is with huge pleasure that we congratulate the Chair of our Board, Rod Aldridge, on his knighthood.
Rod has been our Chair since our very inception, leading the transition from the Russell Commission Implementation Body to v, the independent youth volunteering charity. He guided us as we smashed our numeric target by 265%, engaged a very diverse group of young volunteers and achieved a social return on investment of between £6 and £12 for every £1 invested. His relentless commitment to young people is truly deserving of this honour.
His passion, drive, creativity and genuine determination to give young people the best start in life has been a great inspiration over the last six years – and in particular over the past year, during which our organisation has experienced a massive period of change.
At the end of one of the most difficult and disheartening years for young people in recent times, we cannot think of a more fitting time to recognise the achievements of a man who has done so much to inspire so many.
First posted on
9th January 2012
By Terry Ryall