29 March 2019

The countdown is on until celebrity broadcaster, author and former public relations consultant Nick Hewer takes up his new role as the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists’ President on 1 April 2019.

For the past eight years Nick Hewer has been the host of Channel 4’s Countdown television programme, and between 2005-15 appeared on the BBC’s The Apprentice as Lord Sugar’s right-hand-man.

Nick Hewer says: “My public relations background, coupled with having a media profile for the last 18 years has enabled me to highlight the charitable work of others – particularly raising awareness of causes close to my heart, and of which I am a Patron, such as Hope and Homes for Children, Street Child Sierra Leone, Fairtrade, and Pancreatic Cancer Action.

“I’m very excited to be appointed as President of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and look forward to applying my media expertise to help the organisation meet its charitable aims and objectives.”

Della Money, Chair of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, added:

“Nick will bring a wealth of experience to his new position, advocating the transformative role speech and language therapists play in assessing, supporting and rehabilitating people with communication and swallowing difficulties. The Board of Trustees and I are delighted to welcome him on board.”

For further information or to request an interview, please contact: Josephine Olley on 0207 378 3013 or email: press@rcslt.org