We have today announced that Sara Thakkar has been appointed as our new Chief Executive.
Sara brings with her many years of experience in the sector – holding Chief Executive positions for over a decade; with a focus on housing, inclusion, and supporting service users to lead on strategic decisions.
Ms. Thakkar takes over from Huw John who is leaving the charity after 10 years to explore new opportunities in the sector.
Brian Walsh OBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees said, ‘On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we would like to offer our congratulations to Sara Thakkar. Sara joins the Trust with a wealth of experience as CEO of several organisations within the social care and housing sectors. The Board extends its thanks to Huw John who will step down as CEO after 10 years’ service and wishes him well in his future ventures.’
Sara said, ‘I am really proud to have been offered such a prestigious role for a charity renowned for its forward-thinking approach to adult social care through support, employability, and environmental sustainability. I believe that we are forerunners for future fit care, and I am really looking forward to working with all at the Trust to bring the ambition to reality.’
Brian, Chair, said, ‘We were thrilled to receive such a huge interest in the new CEO position. Sara was unanimously appointed after a robust and incredibly positive recruitment process involving community members, Senior and General Managers and Trustees.’
Huw John said, “I am delighted for Sara and the Trust, and we have already started working together to ensure we have a smooth and positive handover ready for exciting times ahead.”
Sara will formally start her role as the Trusts’ CEO on the 1st June 2021. We extend a warm welcome to Sara.