Chance to Shine Chief Executive Laura Cordingley to leave the charity in August 2024

Chance to Shine Chief Executive Laura Cordingley will leave the charity in August 2024 to take up a role as CEO of the Chelsea FC Foundation.

Cordingley, who joined Chance to Shine in April 2018, has overseen a period of substantial growth – with charity programmes reaching over 3 million children in that time, working in almost half of all primary schools in England and Wales. The charity’s Street clubs have also reached new heights, growing from 200 to 300 projects despite the interruption of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Being CEO of Chance to Shine is an absolute privilege, I am so proud of where the charity is today and what it will no doubt continue to achieve on behalf of young people,” said Cordingley.

“It was not an easy decision to move on. I absolutely love our work, our team and our partners and supporters who make it all possible. By the time I leave I’ll have been CEO for six and a half years; when I look ahead to what is on the horizon, it feels like a good time for someone else to lead Chance to Shine in its next exciting chapter. You live and breathe roles like this and I have seen first-hand how impactful our work is on young people, whatever their background. I will take so many lasting memories away with me of how cricket can absolutely change young people’s lives for the better.”

Chair Tim Score said: “Under Laura’s leadership, Chance to Shine has blossomed, setting a remarkable standard in the way we inspire young people and exemplifying excellence in our impact, as well as developing an internal culture that has allowed our staff to flourish.  She leaves us in a fantastic position, guided by a clear strategic vision for what is a very exciting future. We wish her all the best.”

The recruitment process for a new Chief Executive is underway and an update will be provided in due course.

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