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New Chief Executive announced

New Chief Executive announced

Adullam Homes Housing Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Sargent as its new CEO; she will join the organisation on July 1.

Alison is an experienced strategic leader, having been Group Operations Director for Capstone Foster Care for the past 17 years and before that holding Director roles at organisations including Mencap and Pathway Care Limited.

Her working life began with the Rathbone Society which works to help people with learning disabilities and difficulties reach their full potential. She then went to Shropshire County Council/Telford and Wrekin Council, starting in 1990 as an EU social enterprise Integration Manager and eventually becoming a Business Strategy Manager by the time she left in 2001.

Her most recent role at Capstone saw her hold overall responsibility for Regional and Corporate services including HR, IT, regulatory compliance, risk management and Quality Assurance. As company director she worked with a small Board, leading the overall strategy and operations of six registered fostering agencies supporting more than 800 children.

Commenting on her new role, Alison says: “I look forward to shaping the next stage of the business in partnership with the senior leadership team, ensuring that the most vulnerable people receive the support they so desperately need, particularly during these challenging times.

“I will lead Adullam into an exciting new chapter, building on what has gone before whilst recognising the culture of the organisation. I bring fresh ideas and perspectives alongside a willingness to listen and learn from staff and clients. Evolution not revolution is my motto!”

Chris Green, Chair of Adullam’s Board, said: “There is a greater need than ever before for the services and support that Adullam provides and we’re delighted to have attracted someone of Alison’s calibre to lead the strategic development of the organisation.

“Everyone is looking forward to welcoming her and to working with her, building on what we have already achieved and taking it to the next level.”

Alison lives in Shropshire with her husband Tim. They have two grown-up daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys her garden, reading and book club, going to the theatre, cooking for friends, exercising at her local gym and being with friends and family. She is a member of the small but close church community in her home village.

Adullam Homes Housing Association provides specialist accommodation and services throughout the Midlands, North West, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Wales to support more than 1,000 people at any one time.