Indi Seehra becomes new Chair of the CRAC Board of Trustees

28 Nov 2014

CRAC, the Careers Research & Advisory Centre Ltd, announces that Indi Seehra, Director of Human Resources at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will take over as Chair of the CRAC Board of Trustees with immediate effect.

CRAC would like to thank Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, for leading the Board since October 2008.

CRAC, the independent organisation dedicated to supporting career development and active, career-related learning, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. CRAC is a registered UK charity and has been operating since 1964.

Key current initiatives for CRAC include leading and managing Vitae, a major international programme dedicated to realising the potential of researchers, supporting those who advise on young people’s career decisions, and providing research and careers innovation to a range of sectors and client groups.

‘I am delighted to take over as Chair of CRAC, particularly at a time when careers are changing rapidly and there is a growing global interest in how we best support researchers’ careers – an area in which CRAC has world-class expertise through the Vitae programme. I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and CRAC team to continue to expand the very valuable work undertaken.’

Indi Seehra, HR Director, LSE and Chair, CRAC

CRAC’s particular status as an independent, mission-driven organisation also enables it to play a unique role in policy discussions and debate, providing evidence-based thinking, campaigns and innovation.

Ellen Pearce, Chief Executive of CRAC, said:

‘We are pleased to welcome Indi as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. His appointment comes at a time of significant international growth for CRAC and we will look forward to his input as we continue to lead researcher development in collaboration with UK higher education institutions and extend Vitae’s work overseas’.