The Religious Education Council of England and Wales is delighted to announce the appointment of a new patron for the charity, Nitin Palan MBE. Nitin is a businessman and a campaigner for community and interfaith relations. In 2016, he was awarded an MBE for his services to community relations. He also works closely with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS) in providing teaching and learning between the UK and India.

REC CEO, Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, commented, “I am very pleased to have Nitin Palan appointed as a patron of the RE Council. His vast expertise and experience in community and interfaith relations in particular will be invaluable to the charity.”