Refreshed board for leading disability group with Steve Scown confirmed as VODG chair


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Refreshed board for leading disability group with Steve Scown confirmed as VODG chair

The Voluntary Organisations Disability Group is the national body that represents leading voluntary sector care, support and disability organisations. Following an election process amongst the group’s membership the board has been refreshed. The results of the election were announced at the group’s annual general meeting held on 26 November 2015.

Lucy Hurst-Brown (VODG vice-chair) confirmed Steve Scown as VODG chair.

“Steve recently stepped up as VODG interim chair and his position as chair has now been confirmed by members at our annual general meeting. On behalf of the board of trustees we would like to thank Steve for his commitment to our group and we look forward to working with Steve in this role”.

Announcing the new board Steve Scown, VODG chair, said:

“These are tough times for disability organisations. The autumn statement and spending review requires organisations to work together like never before. The role of function of our group will become increasingly important in ensuring the voice of not for profit disability providers is heard and acted upon by commissioners, policy makers and the regulator. We will work constructively across the disability sector to ensure high quality services for disabled people are always on the agenda”. 

He goes on to say:

“I am delighted to announce the results of VODG election and to welcome new trustees Anna Galliford (Fitzroy) and David Scott-Ralphs (SeeAbility) to the board”.

Anna Galliford (chief executive, Fitzroy) and David Scott-Ralphs (chief executive, See Ability) join existing trustees:

Aisiling Duffy, chief executive, Certitude

Brian Hutchinson, chief executive, Real Life Options

Lucy Hurst-Brown (vice-chair), chief executive, Brandon Trust

Tom Pey, chief executive, Royal London Society for Blind People

Peter Thompson, chief executive, mcch

The VODG board of trustees will be chaired by Steve Scown (chief executive, Dimensions).



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