Appointment of Geetha Rabindrakumar as Chief Operating Officer

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The British Asian Trust has appointed Geetha Rabindrakumar to the role of Chief Operating Officer.

Geetha has held a number of pivotal positions in the charity sector. Geetha has held senior roles at Big Society Capital, where she spearheaded the promotion of innovative finance initiatives across the UK and has been the Director of Finance at disability charity Scope. Most recently Geetha has been Director of Impact, Partnerships and Communities at national charity The Reader and has held roles at Cardboard Citizens and Plan International. She was also until last year a trustee at homelessness charity Crisis.

Geetha is not totally new to the British Asian Trust, having offered her expertise previously as a member of the Trust’s Social Finance Committee. In her new role as COO, Geetha will have oversight of finance, people, operations, IT and cybersecurity, risk and compliance – both in the UK and across the Trust’s teams in South Asia. Geetha will also support the board at the British Asian Trust, chaired by Lord Jitesh Gadhia.

British Asian Trust’s Chief Executive Richard Hawkes said, “We are delighted to welcome Geetha to the team and at a critical period of growth and change at the Trust. Geetha’s proactive outlook and entrepreneurial drive will be instrumental in supporting the Trust’s strategy and leading our teams to new heights, both in the UK and in South Asia.”

Geetha Rabindrakumar added, “I feel incredibly honoured to be joining the British Asian Trust, an organisation whose work I admire and with a mission that really resonates with me. It’s been exciting to see the growth and development of the organisation’s work in recent years, having been on their social finance committee. I’m really looking forward to now joining a great team and working with them to deliver positive impact in South Asia.”