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Rank Foundation Chair to Step Down

28 May 2024   /   Nhung Phung

Rank family member, Joey Newton, steps down and Will Wyatt will assume role of Chair 

The Rank Foundation has announced that Joey Newton will be stepping down as Chair this year. Current Rank Foundation trustee, Will Wyatt, will assume the role of Chair following the AGM on 4 June 2024.

Joey dedicated 32 years to the Foundation, 11 of those years as Chair. He presided over a period of great transformation and challenge, not least the Foundation’s responses to Covid19 and the current cost-of-living crisis.

Under Joey’s leadership, the Rank Foundation saw significant changes, including the creation of its thriving Network, that now numbers around 1,500 members – many of whom Joey has visited over the years.

Inspired by his grandfather’s life and values, Joey played a key part in developing strategies that successfully combine leadership and enterprise, creating a range of exciting, long term programmes across the UK.

 Image 1: Joey Newton (leftmost)

The new Chair, Will Wyatt, has been a Rank Foundation trustee for 9 years.  Currently both Vice Chair of the Foundation and Chair of the Investment Committee, Will is also a non-executive director of Caledonia Investments plc and the recent Chair of The Jockey Club’s Newmarket Racecourses.

Image 2: Will Wyatt

Joey Newton said:

“The Rank Foundation is a truly amazing charity and I feel so proud that it all came about through my grandfather, Lord Rank. I’m so fortunate to have played a small part in its remarkable journey. Over many years, the consistent message from the many charities we have supported, is that being funded by the Rank Foundation is like joining a family, and that, above all else, strongly resonates with me. 

I have met so many truly, special people doing incredible things, all of which fills me with great hope for the future. What a privilege this has been!”

David Sanderson, Rank Foundation’s CEO said:

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Joey. I would like to thank Joey for his extraordinary contribution and leadership over many years and to wish him and his family well for the future.

For more information, please contact: Nhung Phung, Communications & Impact Officer, +447565477625,

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