Work Avenue appoints new CEO after former top boss makes aliyah

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Work Avenue appoints new CEO after former top boss makes aliyah

Finchley-based job recruitment centre recruits David Arden, formerly of S&P Sephardi Community, to the top role.

Image: The new CEO of Work Avenue, David Arden
Image: The new CEO of Work Avenue, David Arden

A new chief executive has been appointed at Work Avenue, the communal employment support organisation.

David Arden, formerly the chief executive at the S&P Sephardi Community for three-and-a-half years, has held a number of senior roles in Government and Civil Service, including as a project manager for the 2012 Olympics.

He said his goal was to make everyone in the community aware of how Work Avenue could help them. 

“This is a very exciting time to be taking up the position of Chief Executive, as our economy begins to recover, meaning there are lots of new opportunities out there for people to earn a living and support themselves and their families,” he said.

He replaces Debbie Sheldon in the top position, who left the job recruitment hub to make Aliyah. Ms Sheldon had been with the organisation since its inception. 

Work Avenue Chair Mark Morris said: “We are delighted to welcome David to our team, who I know will build on Debbie’s incredible work and take Work Avenue to the next level as we emerge from this pandemic and beyond.”

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