New Appointment Through Experience Bank Group is Key to Charity’s Future

July 10, 2024
Case Studies, News

A North East charity that is committed to inspiring young people of the region to believe in themselves has made a ‘key’ appointment with the help of Experience Bank Group.

The team at The Key is delighted to announce Rebecca Maw as their new CEO.

Introduced by expert senior leadership / board-level recruiter and founder of Experience Bank Group, Peter Neal, Rebecca will join The Key as CEO in late May 2024.

Rebecca boasts an impressive range of skills including working with communities across the North East, bringing strengths in partnership work and first-hand experience in engaging across community and voluntary sector networks. Rebecca said:

“I am committed to fostering positive change and I don’t shy away from trying out new ideas to get the best for people. When Peter mentioned the opportunity to join The Key as CEO, I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to bring my deep understanding of the challenges faced by today’s young people, driven by my compassionate approach and the belief that everyone deserves equity.”

Abbie Foster, Head of Income Generation and Marketing, and Interim CEO Maxine Tennet worked closely with Peter to find the right candidate. Abbie said:

“We have previously worked successfully with Peter on the recruitment of our Interim CEO and board members, so we turned to him again for this important appointment. With his historical knowledge of our organisation from his time as a trustee, Peter listened to us, provided proactive advice, and presented several, high quality, great-fit candidates. We are excited for Rebecca to join us and to take us into the next chapter as we support young people who need us most from the region.”

Apart from spending time with her children and collecting multiple craft hobbies, Rebecca’s spare time is taken up by her dog, Eric, or enjoying travelling to festivals in her motorhome.

Peter said:

“Rebecca’s previous extensive work in South Tyneside including leading Jarrow Hall, embedding community into the heart of the visitor attraction; leading large scale social action and volunteering programmes in partnership with local communities and corporate organisations; and working with communities to develop opportunities for themselves focusing on what matters to them most made her the perfect candidate. She also chairs the board of the local infrastructure organisation in South Tyneside and has her finger on the pulse of many things affecting young people in the region. She is a high quality appointment and I look forward to seeing the already thriving charity flourish in the coming years growing their reach and helping even more young people!”

Experience Bank Group focuses exclusively on recruiting Board Directors (Executive and Non-Executive), Trustees, and Senior Management roles. They identify existing and emerging talent, assess, track, and place the right candidates at the right time for clients. More information is available at

If you are a young person who wants to take part in what The Key has to offer, a person supporting young people or would like to work with/donate to The Key, then you can find more information at

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