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NSPCC Chairman Receives CBE Honour from Queen at Windsor Castle

 Published on: 15th December 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

NSPCC Chairman Mark Wood who was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours formally received his award last week. Mark, who has served as Chairman for the charity since 2010, was made CBE for services to children and young people. Last Friday (December 8) he was in Windsor Castle for his investiture with the Queen. Mark, who lives in Watford, began his career with PriceWaterhouseCooper as a chartered accountant and subsequently held several senior and chief executive positions in global financial institutions. As Chairman of the NSPCC he has recently overseen the creation of charity’s new strategy and direction, which sets out five goals to make five million children safer in the five years to 2021, including preventing child abuse, making children safe from online abuse, and helping children who have been abused get back on track. He said: “Receiving an honour from the Queen in recognition of the extraordinary work of everyone at the NSPCC is humbling and a reminder of the importance of our contribution to society. Thankfully today there is much greater awareness of child abuse and more people feel able to speak out about it. “Yet too many children still suffer from the trauma of abuse which can cast a shadow over their whole lives, and with online abuse also posing a growing threat to our young people our mission is more important and vital than ever.”

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