Penny Appeal CEO Aamer Naeem leaves the Charity
The international and domestic relief and development charity, Penny Appeal announced that their Chief Executive Officer, Aamer Naeem is stepping down. Aamer led the Charity for the last 7 years through astonishing growth, from a turnover of a hundred thousand to over £30 Million.
Amongst Penny Appeal’s achievements during this time included a unique twinning strategy of domestic programmes with international programmes, setting up sister organisations for Penny Appeal in Canada, USA, South Africa, Dubai and Australia and winning numerous awards including Aamer being awarded an OBE in recognition of his efforts in community development.
Rizwan Khaliq, the Interim Chair of Trustees of the organisation comments: "We would like to thank Aamer for his leadership, hard work, and dedication. He has played a vitally important role, alongside notable others, in helping to grow and transform Penny Appeal into a household name. We wish him well for the future. We would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Harris Iqbal, who takes over as interim CEO."
Aamer Naeem comments: "Penny Appeal has been my life for the last 7 years and, working with a great team, we have built a confident, contemporary and competent organisation. I’ve learned a lot and given a lot, all of which is invaluable to me."
WEDNESDAY 18 DEC 2019