Executive Director of Strategy, Engagement and Commercial
An accomplished charity leader, author and expert in education and inclusion, Anita Kerwin-Nye is a long-time advocate of enrichment activity, in and out of the classroom.
Bringing 25 years’ experience in the sector, Anita joined YHA in 2018 as Director of Strategy and Engagement, having founded The Communication Trust and Whole School SEND. Anita’s priority is to maximise the charity’s reach and impact on young people’s health, wellbeing and development.
Anita is the overall lead for YHA’s income generation, and oversees YHA’s engagement programme including communications, fundraising, social and web; alongside digital sales and e-commerce.
A qualified teacher and youth worker, Anita has oversight of the charity’s work with young people. This includes the development of the YHA Campus – employment and life skills for young people – and our ongoing work with over 500,000 children and young people every year.
Anita leads on YHA Strategy 2025; working with our team and partners to set our ambitious direction for the next 10 years. Anita is also YHA’s lead for equality, diversity and inclusion.