Valley Trust Welcomes Ben Elger

Ben Elger joined Valley Trust Management Board as a new Trustee in September 2016

Ben is the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) the ombudsman for student complaints in England and Wales. As such he is responsible for organisational development, people and finance as well as liaison with Government. Ben’s previous career was as a Students Union Chief Executive and before that the National Secretary of the National Union of students. Ben has served on a number of Company and Charity Boards in the Higher Education sector.

Ben's appointment, with his vast experience in academia, is seen as a positive asset to the Management Board and will contribute to expanding the service VT provide to counselling within the schools enviroment.  As with all the Trustees the position is unpaid with their time and dedication provided for the benefit of children in need.

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