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HUGE ACHIEVEMENT: Thriving chief executive from Berkhamsted awarded OBE for great work

 Published on: 5th January 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Berkhamsted resident has been awarded an OBE for her extraordinary charity work.

Moira Sinclair OBE is chief executive at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF), an independent funder which focusses on the arts, young people, education and learning and migration across the UK and in India. 

She was awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list 2021 for services to charity and the arts. 

Moira joined PHF in 2015 and has overseen tremendous growth, doubling their grant making budgets to £46.8million in 2019/2020. As a result, the PHF is able to support over 600 charities, community interest companies and individuals a year.

They have also created an additional £20million Emergency Fund to support the effort of those working on the COVID front line last year.

A PHF spokesperson said: “With a career dedicated to public service and a lifelong love of the arts, this award also recognises Moira’s voluntary work as chair of East London Dance and chair of Clore Leadership, as well her advisory roles on the London Mayor’s Cultural Leadership Board, at the British Library and at the Arts & Culture Impact Fund, and her track record as a mentor, particularly for women moving into leadership roles.”

Moira said: “In a year when so much has been asked of so many, I am honoured to receive this OBE. 

“I know how lucky I am to do a job I love, and to work with and for a sector that plays such a vital role in our society. 

“This will only spur me on to do more, to continue to advocate for the resources and support that are needed to address inequalities and create social change.”

Picture credit Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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