Following an open round of recruitment Missing People has appointed a new chair of trustees, Justin McLaren. Justin has been a trustee of Missing People since 2015, most currently as Vice Chair. Justin takes the reins from Kate Adams, who has been Chair of Trustees at Missing People for six years.
Jo Youle, Missing People Chief Executive, said:“We would like to thank Kate for her outstanding commitment, energy and dedication to Missing People.”
Justin said: “Missing People is a brilliant, expert provider of support, help, hope and compassion to thousands of people each year. This is a charity which understands the vital importance of being non-judgemental, accepting, tolerant and is grounded in serving those who need help. The team at Missing People do this with the spirit, dedication, compassion and love that usually only comes in the most close-knit, local or family businesses and organisations. I am immensely honoured to be given the opportunity to serve the charity as its Chair.”
Justin is the co-founder of reputation specialists, 8hwe.
Missing People’s Board of Trustees includes people with lived experience, and won a Charity Governance Award for ‘embracing opportunity and harnessing risk’ in 2018.