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Wendy Becker to stand down as Chair of Barnardo's

Release Date: 25 Jan 2019

Wendy Becker is standing down as our Chair of the Board of Trustees, with Deputy Chair John Barlett assuming the role on an interim basis.

During her tenure Wendy has made a key contribution to the work of the Board and the leadership team, leading the publication of the charity’s latest impact report showing Barnardo’s had supported over 300,000 children, young people, families and carers in the preceding year and steering the review of progress of delivery of Barnardo’s Corporate Strategy. She will be greatly missed by her Board colleagues and the Executive team.

Wendy said

I have huge admiration for the amazing work that Barnardo’s does each and every day for children and young people across the UK. I will be continuing to support the charity as it looks to the future and am confident it will continue to thrive in the service of vulnerable children and young people.

Deputy Chair, John Bartlett, who has been a Barnardo’s Trustee for over four years, shall be assuming the role of Chair on an interim basis.

John said

Wendy has made a significant impact during her time as Chair of Barnardo’s. She will be missed and leaves us with our great thanks and very best wishes for the future.

The Board will confirm a process for the recruitment of a permanent Chair in due course.

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