The latest appointments in the social care
Julie Ogley has taken up her new post at North
East Lincolnshire Council as the new director of community care.
Ogley, who began her career at Humberside Council as a social
worker, was head-hunted from her position as assistant director of
older people’s services at Wirral Council. She will replace Mary
Robertson who has been acting as interim director.
Remploy, Britain’s largest employer of disabled people, has
appointed Bob Warner as the new chief executive.
Warner has been Remploy’s finance director for the past two
Cornwall Council has appointed Carol Tozer as the
new director of social services. Tozer, who is currently head of
children and families services at Southampton Council, takes over
from Nigel Druce, who left Cornwall in August after 17 years
service. She takes up the post in January.
Martin Barnes is set to leave his post as
director of the Child Poverty Action Group in the New Year and take
up his new post as chief executive of DrugScope. At the same time,
Judith Willetts, director of external affairs with the British
Association for the Advancement of Science, will also join
DrugScope as director of information and public affairs.
Ray Shostak, strategic adviser on education at
the local government Improvement and Development Agency, has been
appointed as a new director in the Treasury Public Services
Directorate. Shostak, who was previously director of children,
schools and families at Hertfordshire Council, takes up the role in
The Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association in
Northern Ireland has elected Kate Boles as their
new chairperson. Boles is a practising health visitor in Omagh.
Bal Chauhan took early retirement from his post
as assistant director for adults for Coventry Council earlier this
year. Chauhan has become chairperson of Coventry Alzheimer’s
Society and hopes to become a magistrate.
Diana Whitworth has resigned from her post as
chief executive of Carers UK, the representative body of the
UK’s six million carers. This follows substantial
restructuring at the charity which has seen the loss, through
redundancy, of three full-time and three part-time staff in a bid
to cut costs.
Whitworth will stand down in December to be succeeded by Imelda
Redmond, the present deputy chief executive in January.
Norman Tutt, Ealing Council’s executive
director of housing and social services, is to retire after a long
career in social care. Tutt came to Ealing more than 5 years ago
when the social services department was placed on “special
Care home operator Craegmoor Healthcare, has appointed John
Newell as its new chief executive. Newell joined the
company in the autumn of last year from the service industry and
succeeds former chief executive Frank Richardson, who has led the
organisation for the past seven years.
Gordon Pownall has been appointed as the new
chief executive of The Assisted Living Foundation (ALF), the
charity that supports children and adults with a disability as well
as providing specialist respite support to family carers of older
people with dementia.
Formerly the director of care services with ALF and a senior
manager in the private sector Pownall took up his position on 1
The new director of care services within the Department of
Health is Antony Sheehan. His portfolio will
include children’s services, older people’s care,
disability, prison health and mental health.
The new director of UK service development for the British Red
Cross is Virginia Beardshaw, who has been on
secondment from the NHS since April last year.
Beardshaw’s previous role was director of modernisation at
the London Regional Office where she led on the implementation of
the NHS plan and NHS Modernisation and service improvement.
Linda McEnhill, head of family support at St
Nicholas’ Hospice, Bury St Edmunds, and chairperson of the
National Network for Palliative Care of People with Learning
Disabilities, has been chosen to become an Associate Hambro
Macmillan Fellow recognising her contribution in the field of care
of people with cancer.
Coventry social services has appointed Lynda
Bull as its new head of adults, and Derek
Sleigh as its new head of policy and performance for
social services. Bull joined the department earlier this year on
secondment from Birmingham Council where she was a senior second
tier officer in social services. Sleigh is currently seconded to
the department from the Department of Health and the Audit
Commission, and will now take up the post on a permanent basis.