Enta’s new Chair is “a real coup”, says CEO
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Victoria Henson has been appointed Chair of Enta CIC, the Birmingham-based training provider that has been working across the city for 35 years.
Finditinbirmingham premium member Enta is a voluntary sector, not for profit organisation that provides learning opportunities, training courses, information, advice and guidance, and support to help people prepare for paid employment.
Victoria, who has been a board director at Enta since April 2010 and also chair of its Quality Improvement Group, begins her new role this month.
She brings a wealth of experience to Enta, holding several directorship and senior appointments within the private sector since 1981. As a consultant, Victoria has worked with many government departments, public organisations and local authorities to devise strategy as well as design, implement and evaluate key projects.
"Victoria will be a dynamic, inspirational chair and her appointment is a real coup for the organisation,” said Kevin Hayes, CEO of Enta (pictured above, right). "Victoria has been involved with Enta for two years now and has already contributed greatly. Her knowledge and understanding of the private sector will be invaluable as we continue to grow.”
Alongside its training and apprenticeship programmes, Enta runs a range of social enterprises including two nurseries, a conference venue, cafes, outside catering services and a construction business.
"It is Enta’s aim to positively change lives and change communities throughout Birmingham in many ways, and I am delighted to play my part in this,” said Victoria Henson (pictured above, left). "The current environment is trying but I am determined to help Enta move forward. Working as a team is very important to me and I am confident that together - the board, CEO and employees - can take Enta from strength to strength.”
Victoria is taking over from previous chair Terry Foster, who has stepped down due to work commitments.
"Terry has been a non-executive board member since 1999 and has chaired the Enta Board for five years,” said Kevin Hayes. "We are extremely grateful for the valuable contributions he has made to the organisation and thank him for his time, dedication and hard work.”
Further members are now being sought to join the Enta Board, which meets six times a year to support strategic direction and set policy, goals and targets. Enta is particularly interested in those with legal, financial, business, human resource or educational experience.
For more information about the non-executive director positions, please contact Pat Hayes on 0121 380 4800.
For more information about the organisation, see Enta’s finditinbirmingham mini-site.