Pictured: (Left to Right) Mandela8 Ambassador, Stephen Nze; Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Dr Makaziwe Mandela; Mandela8 Chair, Sonia Bassey MBE; and new Mandela8 Trustee, David Brown.)
Liverpool charity Mandela8 have announced their newest trustee to join the organisation’s Board.
David Brown has over 35 years of experience working in Social Housing both locally in Liverpool and across the UK in a varied career.
Currently Director of Pine Court Housing Association, Brown has held several Non-Executive Director roles in Black-led organisations and community projects including the Toxteth Tigers Community Mentoring programme – working with local disadvantaged young people primarily from a BME background – Mandela House supported housing project for young BME people in Liverpool, and Arawak Walton Housing Association based in Manchester, delivering housing and community services to local BME communities.
Brown will join Mandela8 as a trustee following the official opening of the new memorial to Nelson Mandela in Princes Park, L8 this past July. Brown also joined current Mandela8 Board members and ambassadors at Hatchards in London last month to celebrate the launch of a new book written by Dr Makaziwe Mandela (daughter of Nelson) and attend a Black History Month themed Q&A panel.
Chair of Mandela8, Sonia Bassey MBE said: “We are delighted that David has agreed to join our Board at Mandela8. He is committed to anti-racism and inclusion and comes from a family of local activists. His leadership, mentorship and management qualifications will make him a valued member of our team as we enter a new era for the charity following the memorial’s completion this year.”