Latest News | 5 January 2021

Disability Direct boss selected as 'Pilotlighter'

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The boss of Disability Direct has been selected for a project which aims to help develop charity leaders across the Midlands.

Amo Raju, chief executive of the Derby-based charity, is one of 100 local business leaders who have been asked to share their knowledge and insight as part of a strategic development programme for charities and social enterprises.

The programme is delivered by leadership development charity Pilotlight which has expanded into the Midlands from London and Edinburgh, following support from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Amo, who joined Disability Direct in 1994, has developed a small charity with a team of three into a successful group of trading companies with 55 staff and a strong social purpose.

He said: “This is another mark of the success which Disability Direct, both regionally and nationally and I am honoured to have been asked to guide other heads of charities in the region.

“I’m delighted as well as humbled that they felt I have something to offer too and I can’t wait to pass on all I have learned from them and during 26 years in the hot seat.”

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