martes, 23 de junio de 2015

The Care and Support Alliance appoints Vicky McDermott as new Chair

The Care and Support Alliance has today elected a new Chair, the Chief Executive of Papworth Trust Vicky McDermott. She replaces Richard Hawkes of Scope who stepped down in May. Sue Brown, Head of Public Policy at Sense will remain the Vice-Chair.
Vicky McDermott held the position of Head of Operations and Strategic Resourcing for the NHS Business Services Authority until she joined disability charity Papworth Trust in 2014. She is also a non-executive director and Vice Chair of Scope, one of the largest disability charities in the UK. Vicky, who became disabled following a car accident when she was 17, has previously held a number of senior roles across the private and public sectors.
Vicky McDermott said,
“I am delighted to have been elected to lead the 80 organisations of the Care and Support Alliance. By working together we have a much stronger voice in influencing much needed changes in social care. It is such an important time to be taking on this role, as the Alliance shapes its plans for working with the new Government and builds upon strong relationships with decision makers.”

Vice-Chair of the Care and Support Alliance Sue Brown said,
“I am delighted that Vicky has been elected as Chair of the Care and Support Alliance. In the last two years, with Richard Hawkes as Chair the alliance has gone from strength to strength, and I would like to thank Richard for the work he has put in to make this happen. I look forward to working with Vicky and I am sure that with her as Chair this success will continue.”