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Press Release: The Brent Centre for Young People Announces Leadership Transition

Date published: 22.03.2024

The Brent Centre for Young People Announces Leadership Transition

Acknowledging three decades of inspiring leadership from the Brent Centre’s outgoing CEO

[London, March 22] — After three decades of dedicated service as CEO and Clinical Director of the Brent Centre for Young People (BCYP), Dr. Maxim de Sauma will step down from his position on April 16th. Dr. Sauma, who succeeded the Centre's founder, Dr. Moses Laufer, leaves behind a profound legacy of transformation and growth.

Under Dr. Sauma's leadership, the Brent Centre has evolved from a small organisation with a handful of staff members to a thriving institution with a team of more than fifty professionals.

Maxim’s countless contributions to the Centre have expanded its reach nationally and internationally, playing a significant role in establishing the Westminster Centre for Young People in partnership with the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Brent Centre Highlands clinic in Inverness.

Dr. Sauma's dedication to advancing the field of adolescent mental health has led to the provision of essential clinical services to over 800 young people annually and has established the Brent Centre as a leading voice in the field.

The Board of Trustees expresses deep appreciation for his invaluable contributions.

Bernard Roberts, Chair of the Board, Brent Centre for Young People:

"Dr. Sauma's leadership has strengthened the reputation of the Brent Centre nationally and internationally."

"We are profoundly grateful for his unwavering commitment to the mission of the Centre and his significant impact on the lives of countless young people."

In anticipation of Maxim’s departure, the Brent Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Valentina Levi as the new CEO, effective April 16th. Valentina brings extensive experience to her new role, having been with the Centre for over a decade and serving as the Head of Clinical Services since 2020.

The Brent Centre for Young People extends its heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Maxim de Sauma for his years of service and leadership, and warmly welcomes Valentina Levi into her new role as CEO.