Johnny Hornby appointed Sentebale Chairman

After seven years, Philip Green stepped down as Chairman of Sentebale in February 2018. Following a year-long succession planning process, Trustee Johnny Hornby has been announced as Sentebale’s new Chairman. 

Johnny Hornby is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of The&Partnership. This independent agency network is the UK’s largest and Europe’s fastest-growing; doubling its revenues in 2017 and opening 14 new offices across Europe and North America. Clients include Toyota, Lexus, RBS, News UK, in the UK and Europe, and Astra Zeneca, The Wall Street Journal and TELUS in North America.

In his capacity as a Sentebale Trustee, Johnny Hornby, together with The&Partnership, has been a significant support to Sentebale, delivering the ‘Feel No Shame’ campaign in 2014 to reach 85 million people, and refreshing Sentebale’s visual brand assets in 2016.

A spokesman for Prince Harry said: “His Royal Highness is grateful for Philip Green’s seven years of service to Sentebale. During his Chairmanship the charity helped thousands of vulnerable children to lead healthier, happier lives in southern Africa, and completed the construction of the flagship ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho. Prince Harry has thanked Mr Green personally and looks forward to working with new Chair Johnny Hornby.”

Sentebale Trustee, The Rt Hon the Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, said: “Philip Green has laid a firm foundation for the successful development of Sentebale on which the Board can now build. His leadership has been outstanding in the pursuit of improved psychosocial care for children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.”

Philip Green said: “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as Chair of Sentebale. Over the last seven years the charity has grown significantly; it has positively impacted the lives of many thousands of children and young people affected by HIV. I initiated discussions early last year with Trustees about Chair succession and am very pleased that Johnny will succeed me.”

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