VAS are delighted to announce the appointment of the Interim CEO of VAS. David Wray, Chair of Swindon MS Therapy Centre and of the Swindon and Wilts Neurological Alliance.
David started in post on 17 October 2011 and will have a short period of ‘hand-over’ before Bryan Hutchinson leaves VAS on 3 November 2011 to concentrate on his other interests.
The Trustees would like to offer Bryan their thanks and appreciation for all he has contributed to the development of VAS over the last 12 months including a new Job Club, focussed training provision, ISO certification, the development of the team, new improved services – printing , booklet making, and leaflet production – and most importantly the upgrade of the premises, the introduction of open plan offices and the construction of a meaningful conference facility for the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Judith Hawkins, Chair of VAS said, “We extend our congratulations and best wishes to David as he tackles the challenges and opportunities of the future.”
David Wray added “’I’m looking forward to the role as we enter even more challenging times for the Voluntary Sector. Using my experience and contacts gained in voluntary roles I hold locally I hope I can help VAS become a more valuable resource for the sector and ensure that we have a strong voice in the community”
Voluntary Action Swindon is the local support and development organisation in Swindon that provides Voluntary and community organisations with knowledge, training and resources.