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Turn2us announces new CEO

  • 09/11/2018

Thomas Lawson, Chief Executive of Leap Confronting Conflict has been appointed Chief Executive of Turn2us, a national charity providing practical help for people who are struggling financially.

Sally O’Sullivan, Chair, National Poverty Charity Turn2us said:

Turn2us is delighted that Tom has agreed to become our new CEO to lead the charity forward in its mission to help people in the UK who are struggling financially from spiralling into crisis. His reputation for inspirational leadership precedes him but we also value his compassionate understanding of personal dignity and his commitment to making a lasting and real difference. Turn2us believes there are many opportunities ahead for cross sector collaboration to the mutual benefit of those in need. We know that Tom will further this ambition.

Mark Spelman, Chair, Leap Confronting Conflict said:

Tom has been an exceptional leader of Leap over the last eight years. He has overseen an expansion of Leap's services for young people in the community, growing up in care, prison and excluded from school - alongside our work training adult professionals. He has put impact, partnership working, young people’s insights and the promotion of diversity at the heart of Leap's work. I will miss working with Tom but am pleased to see that he is going on to an important role helping tackle poverty in the UK.

Thomas Lawson said:

I am delighted to have been appointed as CEO of Turn2us. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to be able to contribute to the battle against poverty in the UK, and to build on the excellent work of the organisation. I have loved working at Leap for the last eight years. It is a fantastic team of young people, trainers, staff and trustees who create such positive impact for young people through their creativity and dedication. The organisation will go from strength to strength. I will miss the people a great deal and wish them all well: helping young people to manage conflict has become an even more crucial priority for our society.

A recruitment process for Leap Confronting Conflict’s Chief Executive and Tom’s start and end dates are being planned. 

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