Craig Leviton to become the new Chair of the Holocaust Educational Trust

The Holocaust Educational Trust has appointed Craig Leviton as their new Chair, following 10 successful years of Chairmanship from Paul Phillips OBE.

During his time, Paul has overseen the development and expansion of the Trust, spearheading the Trust’s fundraising, securing new Government funded programmes such as Belsen 75, taking nearly 1000 sixth form students to see the site of Bergen-Belsen for themselves and overseeing The Stories from Willesden Lane schools initiative which enabled 8000 10–13-year-olds to engage with the history of the Kindertransport. In 2020 he was awarded an OBE for his services to Holocaust education.

The Trust is indebted to Paul for his leadership and support and are delighted he will be continuing his involvement with the Trust.

Paul Phillips OBE said:

I am proud of all we have achieved at the Holocaust Educational Trust over the past decade. It has been an honour to work with the inspiring Holocaust survivors and to see young people from all walks of life benefit from the Trust’s vital work.

As we position the Trust for a time when the Holocaust moves from living memory to history, it is time for the next generation to ensure that the Trust continues to carry out its crucial mission of Holocaust education and remembrance. I have no doubt the Trust will go from strength to strength under Craig’s leadership, together with the dedicated board of trustees and excellent team of staff.

Although I am stepping down as Chair, I remain committed to the Trust in supporting a cause I will always care deeply about.”

Craig Leviton said:

“I am honoured to be appointed as Chair of the Holocaust Educational Trust and to follow in the footsteps of Paul’s superb leadership as Chair. It is a real privilege to take on this role for a remarkable charity.

We move to a point where the Holocaust becomes solely history. We will do all we can to ensure that everyone, everywhere knows of the horrors of the Holocaust and the brave and brilliant survivors who made this country their home.

I am delighted to take on this role, working with Karen Pollock and her outstanding team.”

About Craig Leviton
Craig Leviton has over 25 years experience as a business leader, specialising in communications and public affairs. Working with some of the largest companies in the UK, Craig has advised global firms, leading UK PLCs, CEOs and Board Chairs on high-profile on complex reputational and policy issues.

Craig is currently Managing Director at Sard Verbinnen, one of the largest global communication companies, advising a number of large UK and US clients on strategic communications.

As well as a successful career in business, Craig has advised and supported a number of voluntary organisations, including the Holocaust Educational Trust (Trustee, 2005 - 2009), BICOM (Board Member, 2010 - 1015) and Project Impact (Chair, 2016 - 2018, during which time Craig was responsible for supporting the establishment of a new volunteering body for young people).