We have a new Chair of Trustees

Sean Taggart

We are pleased to announce that Sean Taggart will be joining the Board of Trustees on the 1st of September as its new Chair.

After twelve years as a Trustee of Cerebra and almost six years as Chair of the Board, Professor David Rose is stepping down from the Board from 31st August 2018. Everyone at Cerebra would like to thank David for everything that he has done to promote and support the charity during his tenure. We wish him every success and happiness for the future.

Originally from England, Sean now lives in South Wales. He has many years’ experience of running his own tourism business which he grew to annual sales of £32m before selling it to his management team last year. He now runs his own business helping a wide range of owner managers to accelerate their growth plans by building stronger and more sustainable businesses.

Sean also has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of voluntary and non-executive roles within the private, public and charity sectors. For the last ten years he has chaired the Board of Trustees at Crossroads Care Kent, a charity supporting carers in Kent. It is now the largest voluntary organisation based in the county, employing over 200 staff and generating income of £4m.

He is also currently Deputy Chair of Investors in People, reflecting his long-held and incredibly strong belief that for organisations to truly thrive, they need to continually focus on investing in the development and growth of their people.

Sean commented: “I am really looking forward to getting involved with Cerebra, working with the trustees and supporting the Management Team on the next stage of the charity’s journey, which includes helping to ensure that everyone is doing the very best job possible for all of those children and families that Cerebra supports.”

David Rose - Chair of Trustees

David Rose

David Rose commented: “I consider it a great privilege to have been a Trustee of Cerebra and, in recent years, it’s Chair. It is an enormously valuable and important charity. The way that it harnesses the inputs of families, senior researchers in universities, other charities and the expertise of its own staff in the interests enhancing the wellbeing of young people with brain conditions is truly remarkable. My warmest thanks to all who contribute so much to this process and I wish you all the very best for the future”.

For more information contact Chris Jones, Chief Executive on Chrisj@cerebra.org.uk

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