Fidelity International has announced the appointment of Lenka Setkova to the role of Chief Executive of its two charitable foundations: the Fidelity UK Foundation and the Fidelity International Foundation.
In her new role, Lenka will spearhead the continued growth of the foundations and will be responsible for managing the donations made. Lenka succeeds Sian Parry, who has decided to step down after seven years in the role to pursue other part time responsibilities in the company and in the wider charitable sector.
Commenting on her appointment, Lenka Setkova said: ‘Fidelity International’s foundations have made significant strides under my predecessor in expanding their reach from eight countries to 20 and more than doubling the amount of charities they support over the past seven years.
‘The objective of the foundations is to support strategic initiatives that strengthen the impact and sustainability of charitable organisations. Enabling effective charities to thrive and transform their ability to achieve their own goals is what drew me to the role. I look forward to building on the achievements of the foundations.’
She joins the foundations after eight years at Coutts where she was an Executive Director advising clients on strategies for effective philanthropy and wealth succession. In a voluntary capacity and as a Trustee, Lenka also led the work of the Coutts Foundation. Prior to this, Lenka was Director of the Democracy and Civil Society Programme at the Carnegie UK Trust and held roles with New Philanthropy Capital, the Mott Foundation and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Lenka will join Fidelity International in August and will be based in the UK.
In October 2017, Alliance magazine editor Charles Keidan spoke to Lenka about the Coutts Institute’s work and approach. Read the full interview here.