Spurs announce the appointment of Sarah Ebanja as Chief Executive of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation – the club’s award-winning charitable body.
Sarah has worked for over twenty years at senior level in local and regional government including roles at the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Hackney and Islington, and as Deputy Chief Executive of the London Development Agency.
She currently chairs the Newlon Housing Trust and the College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London, and was previously chair of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre and the Stephen Lawrence Trust.
Donna-Maria Cullen, Chair of Trustees, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation said: “Sarah brings a wealth of experience coupled with great drive and energy. She is widely recognised for her work in areas that are the focus of our Foundation’s delivery and, indeed, has spent years in North Tottenham.
‘The club’s new stadium project is kick-starting regeneration and has already delivered new jobs, homes and schools. The work of the Foundation has been, and will increasingly be, instrumental in bringing benefits to the local community in what is one of the most deprived areas of London.
“Like us, Sarah is committed to bettering opportunities for individuals, communities and neighbourhoods, principally through creating educational and employment opportunities. We are delighted to have Sarah join us at this key time.”
Nikki Kelly, who covered the position on an interim basis and led the Foundation’s delivery of programmes in Brent during the club’s season at Wembley, has been promoted to Director of Programmes.
The announcement comes as the new enterprise, employment and skills hub at Percy House, Tottenham High Road, becomes fully operational and open to the public.
Percy House will become the new home of the Foundation and transform the economic and social prospects of one of the most disadvantaged communities in the country, delivering over 95,000 hours of community development, health, enterprise, education and sports programmes every year to those living in the club’s local area.
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