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Welcoming a new CEO to our host, Community Catalysts

The Board of Community Catalysts is delighted to announce the appointment of Pip Cannons as our next CEO, taking over from our founder Sian Lockwood who is retiring later this year.  Pip has a proven track record of development and innovation and has spent the last six years working at Somerset County Council to design and implement new community-based models of care and support that build on people’s gifts, skills and experience.  She is committed to working in partnerships and enabling community-based organisations to be at the heart of local solutions.

I am excited to take on this role as I share the vision and values of Community Catalysts and hold the organisation and its people in high regard.  I am looking forward to using my skills, passion and experience to take Community Catalysts into a new and bright future that builds and expands on our success to date. – Pip Cannons

We believe Pip can lead Community Catalysts in the next stage of our journey to make sure that even more people, wherever they live in the UK, have the support they need to live the life they want, as connected and contributing citizens.

I warmly welcome Pip into her role as the new CEO of Community Catalysts. I had the privilege of working with Pip in Somerset and know how passionate she is about community-led solutions that give choice to people. I am sure that she will lead Community Catalysts in exciting new directions that help take forward our aim of enabling people throughout the UK to have a choice of great local supports and services that help them live the life they want. – Sian Lockwood

Pip will be joining us in July and the Board would like to take this opportunity to record our enormous thanks to Sian who had the vision to establish Community Catalysts and whose drive and commitment has brought us on our journey and transformed so many lives over the last eleven years. We wish her well for the future.

by Janet Walden – Chair of Community Catalysts