The Foundation Years Trust - Working with 0-5s

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Elizabeth Filkin, CBE

Acting Chair

In addition to becoming Acting Chair of the Trust on 19 July 2017, Elizabeth currently holds chairmanships with the Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse, TecSOS and of the Independent Advisory Group of Marston Holdings.  

Her previous roles have included Chair of Annington Homes; of public regulatory appointment bodies for the General Pharmaceutical and the Solicitors Regulation Authority; Independent Advisor to the Metropolitan Police Service on the relationship between the media and the police; Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards; Adjudicator for the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise; Deputy Chief Executive at the London Docklands Development Authority; Non-executive director with Britannia Building Society, HBS, Logica, Jarvis and Hay Management Consultants. Her first major management role was Chief Executive of Citizens Advice.

Other previous public sector posts include Chairman of the Legal Aid Advisory Committee for the Lord Chancellors Department, Deputy Chairman of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority and Commissioner at the Audit Commission.

Past private sector roles include Chairman of The Advertising Advisory Committee and the Association for Television on Demand, and Advisor to IDDAS (Independent Directors Advisory Service), estate agents Wetherall Green and Smith, the Institute of Business Ethics and Terra Firma.

She has also carried out inquiries for the greater London Magistrates Authority and the North Yorkshire Police.

Her past voluntary roles include Chairman of the Refugee Legal Centre, Rainer, the Socio Legal Centre Advisory Board, Oxford University and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of East London. 

She is currently a Trustee of the Vodafone Foundation and Board member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Elizabeth Filkin, CBE, Acting Chair