We have two departures from our Board of trustees.  

As mentioned in our News from the front line article, it is with a heavy heart that we share that Jackie Newell, who joined the board in June 2022, passed away this month. As a Head Teacher at Hollybrook Academy, one of our partner schools in Glasgow, she brought incredible insight and understanding of the importance and impact of our work. Her passion for children and young people was infectious and inspiring – she will be sorely missed by all of us at Magic Breakfast. 

Joanne Thompson, who joined Magic Breakfast as a trustee in May 2019 and served as Chair until June 2022, has decided to step down from the board to prioritise her health and family. The decision was not easy for her, as she remains deeply committed to Magic Breakfast and our work. Joanne believes passionately in what we do and our future. We are very grateful for her energy and leadership  

As we have a committed board of nine trustees, we will take time to consider any future recruitment in line with our governance skills audit, commitments to diversity, and representation of children and young people.