Farewell Keith… Hello Claire!
After 3 years of terrific leadership as our Chair, we bade a fond farewell to Keith Towler at the CWVYS AGM yesterday. Keith has been an enormously positive, inspirational and truly committed Chair – steering the organisation forwards based on his (now copyrighted!) phrase ‘It’s all to play for!’. We wish Keith every possible success in his exciting new role as the Chair of the Interim Youth Work Board and look forward to continue working with him in that capacity.
Thank you, Keith!
The search for a new, independent CWVYS Chair was undertaken by the Officers’ Group and we are absolutely delighted to announce that Claire Cunliffe has been appointed as our new Chair! Claire believes passionately in young people and in youth work and in the role of the voluntary sector in supporting and delivering the best possible services for young people.
On her appointment, Claire said:
‘I’m overwhelmed by the lovely messages of support to the announcement of my appointment as Chair of CWVYS. I can’t thank you all enough. I count myself lucky to be amongst such a talented group of Trustees, staff and Presidents’ Group working within an exciting and inspiring sector’.
Wayne David MP, President of CWVYS said:
‘Really upbeat CWVYS AGM. Keith Towler stepping down as Chair of CWVYS and new Chair is Claire Cunliffe. I’m proud to continue as President’