Announcing the resignation of Rothschild Foundation CEO
21 December 2020
It is with great sadness that we are we are announcing that after 30 years, Fabia Bromovsky is stepping down as Chief Executive of the Rothschild Foundation. Under Fabia’s leadership, the Rothschild Foundation has been instrumental in supporting the Arts, Heritage, Environment and Social Welfare both in Buckinghamshire and across the UK.
As the strangest of years draws to a close, I want to wish you all your share of joy this Christmas. I hope you are able to take some respite from what has been incredibly tough year, and wish you the strength and courage to find optimism for the New Year. It will be what we make of it after all.
For those I have not had a chance to tell directly, I step down as CEO of the Foundation in the new year. After thirty years at the helm of Waddesdon and latterly the Foundation, it is difficult for me to know what those words really mean. It has been such a privilege doing what I do with the extraordinary people here at Waddesdon and those you will know so well in the Foundation.
When I made my decision some time ago, I did not know all we would have to face this year, but my experience of the past few months gives me encouragement not despair. You have all been so resilient and nimble, and the work you do has become all the more essential.
The Foundation has such an important role to play right now, to adapt its work to support some of the new challenges we face today in our communities and on the wider global issues of climate and planetary sustainability but I know that I leave it in very good hands.
The Rothschild Foundation Trustees are working with the leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder to appoint a new Chief Executive. Details of the appointment will follow in the new year.
I won’t go far in spirit and will take all that I have learnt and been inspired by with me, to enrich what I do next, so thank you. I sincerely hope I will have opportunities to work with many of you again.
With all my best wishes for the new year,
Chief Executive, Rothschild Foundation