Global HR executive joins The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Board of Trustees

Published: 15 Jan 2019

Allie Barot

Global HR executive joins The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Board of Trustees

Allie Barot, LLM, M.A brings extensive human capital and talent management experience to the Award’s global leadership

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Allie Barot to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Board of Trustees.

A seasoned HR professional, with more than 25 years’ experience in human capital management, Allie brings considerable expertise in strategic business partnership; executive talent acquisition and compensation; leadership development and executive coaching; talent and succession management design and delivery; organisational and cultural effectiveness; performance measurement and management; employee engagement and inclusion. Her experience spans financial, investments, real estate, insurance, and retail industries. She has a global and international perspective gained through roles based in UK, European and US organisations, including currently, as the Chief Human Resources Officer for RXR Realty, a New York-based real estate investment firm.

She joins a current board of nine trustees, chaired by HRH The Earl of Wessex KC GCVO, who oversees the governance of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, which licenses the operation of the Award around the world.

Additionally, Allie lends her time to coach not for profit CEOs and Board members in effective business strategies and human capital management. She holds a master’s degree in Law & Employment Relations from the University of Leicester, Faculty of Law, England, UK.  

As one of the world’s foremost non-formal education frameworks, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award challenges 14-24 year olds to develop new skills, get physically active, learn about teamwork and leadership through an adventurous journey and volunteer within their community. Through pushing themselves and learning outside the classroom, young people can develop universal skills - such as confidence, resilience, adaptability, and problem solving - which can help them to ensure they are ready for the world.

More than 1.3 million young people are currently participating in the Award in 130+ countries and territories, support by in excess of 180,000 adult volunteers.

Of the appointment, John May DL, Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation says: “Allie brings extensive experience and insight and will be a wonderful addition to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Board of Trustees. We very much look forward to working with her in the months and years ahead.”

Allie Barot says: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have been asked to serve alongside His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex, The Right Honourable The Lord Boateng, esteemed cadre of fellow Trustees and the Secretary General, to help continue and grow the remarkable efforts of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation across the globe. As a parent and as a professional in the business world responsible for cultivating talent, I am very excited to be part of an organisation that nurtures, educates and prepares our leaders of the future!”

 

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For queries, please contact:

Emma Brown, Director of Brand and Communications, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation: emma.brown@intaward.org / +44(0)782 432 4888

Notes for Editors

  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global, non-formal education framework which challenges young people to develop new skills, get physically active, learn about teamwork and leadership through adventurous journey, and volunteer within their community.
    • There are currently 1.3 million young people in 130+ countries and territories completing their own unique programme, via hundreds of thousands of youth-focused partners and operators - including schools, youth organisations, examination boards and youth offender institutions.
    • Since its launch over 60 years ago, millions of young people have participated and received Awards, with millions more benefitting from its impact in communities around the world.