Digital media group Milestone (LON:MSG) has appointed several independent trustees to the Milestone Foundation, the charity behind its young people development scheme The Passion Project.
The new trustees are Lord Patel, Lord Kennedy, Commodore Christopher Waite and Richard Evans, while Kevin Everett moves from a non-executive role to become executive chairman. They join the existing board of Deborah White, Malcolm Pickles and Paul Elliott.
Set up a year ago, The Foundation helps young people identify their passions and natural skills and matches them to training and vocational opportunities.
As well as ensuring the Foundation has access to the appropriate industry and sector specific partners, the Trustees will also monitor and benchmark the performance of the parties involved in the delivery of those outcomes, Milestone said.
An advisory board is also expected to be set up in the near future.