3is Dunne is charity chairman

Patrick Dunne, 3i’s communication officer, has been installed as chairman of Leap, a UK-based charity specialising in conflict resolution for young adults. The organisation equips young people and schools with the tools and skills to deal with a wide range of conflict situations. It has trained over 2,000 young people in the first six months of this year, and was recently awarded over £1m from the Big Lottery Fund to expand its Peerlink project nationally. Peerlink is a network of young volunteers, peer mediation schemes and events operating across the UK. Dunne has been a trustee of Leap since 2002.