Fiona Millar announced as YCF chair
The Young Camden Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Fiona Millar as Chair. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are excited to work with her going forward.
On her appointment, Fiona said “ I am delighted to be able to take up the chair of the Young Camden Foundation. I went to school and university in Camden; all my children have been to school here and most of my adult life has been spent involved in education in the borough.
I have always believed the best way to achieve big social change is by starting small, in your local community. The Young Camden Foundation provides us with a great opportunity to draw on the fantastic resources and enormous goodwill that exists here and use them for the benefit of all our young people.”
Fiona Millar is a journalist specialising in education issues. She started her career in Fleet Street as a news reporter and then political correspondent before becoming a freelance journalist and going to work for Tony Blair when he became Leader of the Opposition and in Downing Street between 1995 and 2003.
After leaving Downing Street she started writing for the Guardian about education policy and is a regular contributor to debates on TV and radio. Between 2003 and 2010 Fiona chaired the Family and Parenting Institute, a leading research body for family policy. In 2013 she helped to set up the National Youth Arts Trust, a charity created to help helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the performing arts. In 2009 she published “The Secret Life of the Working Mother” a book examining the work life balance dilemmas faced by many women.
She has been a governor of three Camden schools and is currently the Chair of Governors at William Ellis School, a governor in the La Swap Sixth Form Consortium and a member of the Camden Schools Forum.