Saeed Atcha MBE - Charity CEO, Deputy Lieutenant & Social Mobility Commissioner

Oct 30, 2019, 09:14 PM

Saeed Atcha MBE gives his keynote address at the Children’s University Conference 2019……

This episode was recorded live at the Children’s University Conference in October 2019. It features Saeed Atcha MBE giving his keynote address, followed by a Q&A chaired by Children’s University’s CEO, Helen O’Donnell. 

Saeed is a man who wears many hats – he is Chief Executive of Youth Leads, where he has helped more than 3,000 young Mancunians access volunteering opportunities and skills development programmes. He led his organisation to receive Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, is a recipient of the Prime Minister's Points of Light award and was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List 2019. 

He is a Trustee of Step up to Serve, which leads the “I will” campaign to encourage meaningful social action across society. 

He is also a trustee of Young Manchester, Beacon Bolton Counselling Service, Generation: You Employed, and an Advisory Council member to the Care Tech Foundation. He is a school governor at his former secondary school, Ladybridge High School in Bolton. He is also the Social Mobility Commission’s youngest Commissioner. 

His story is fascinating and emotive. Enjoy!

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Children's University: Live! is a hosted and produced by Vic Elizabeth Turnbull and is a MIC Media production