Chair of Youth Social Action Review announced

Steve Holliday has been named Chair of the Youth Full-Time Social Action review, the Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson announced today.

Steve Holliday, former chief executive of National Grid plc, will lead the review which was announced in December last year. The Review will be looking at how to increase participation in full-time social action by young people, and examining the challenges faced by organisations working in this area.

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson said:

"Steve’s experience, accompanied by an understanding of the youth sector and the importance of volunteering, made him a great fit for the role. I am looking forward to working with him and the panel to move this review forward and encourage more young people to make a difference in their communities and wider society."

Steve Holliday said:

"I’ve seen youth social action benefit the development and character in young people, giving them employability skills while making a real difference in their communities. The challenge is to see how can we expand full-time volunteering as a real option for young people."

Alongside Holliday, the advisory panel will include experts from relevant sectors and is expected to make recommendations to the Minister for Civil Society by October 2017.