Welcome to our new Chair of Trustees - Graham Russell

10th Jul 2023 - Written by Brunelcare

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Chair of trustees, Graham Russell.

Brunelcare is delighted to welcome Graham Russell as our new Chair of Trustees from 1st July. He takes over from Deborah Evans, who stepped down as Chair after four years of service on the Board.

Graham has a wealth of experience working with third-sector organisations, including the housing, education and mental health sectors, as well as working at board level with private-sector companies. His extensive board experience, including his current role as Vice Chair at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, has given him a strong knowledge of organisational strategy and leading organisations through challenging environments.

Finishing a nine-year term as Chair at mental health charity Second Step this November, Graham was interested in joining another organisation that aligned with his personal values.

Graham has a great passion for working with non-profits, seeking organisations with charitable objectives that work collaboratively and in an inclusive style to make a huge difference in people’s lives. He believes there are lots of opportunities to do brilliant things within his new role at Brunelcare.

Graham said: “It’s a great privilege to be invited to be the new Chair of Trustees at Brunelcare and carry on the great efforts that Deborah left. I’m keen to get involved, meet lots of people across Brunelcare and become more familiar with the organisation.”

Oona Goldsworthy, Chief Executive at Brunelcare, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Graham as our new Chair of Trustees. He has impressed us with a  wealth of experience from his roles in other housing and care organisations, and I look forward to working with him over the coming years.”

We are excited to have Graham on board and look forward to giving him a warm welcome to the team.

Brunelcare would like to thank our previous Chair, Deborah Evans, for her invaluable contribution to Brunelcare during her years as a trustee.

Find out more about our Board of Trustees: https://www.brunelcare.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/our-trustees/