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17 May 2012
Adoption UK Chief Executive Jonathan Pearce has today announced that he will leave at the end of July, after 10 successful years leading the national membership and support charity for adoptive parents.
He will be leaving Adoption UK to take up the role of Chief Executive for Cabrini Children’s Society at the beginning of September.
Cabrini, a children’s charity, is one of the larger voluntary adoption agencies, and also covers service provision in fostering, schools counselling work for children with learning difficulties, neighbourhood projects for children and families in poor or deprived areas and residential care for adults with learning disabilities.
Peter Seymour, Chair of Adoption UK’s Board of Trustees, said: “When Jonathan joined Adoption UK nearly a decade ago, it was a small charity with great potential. Since then Jonathan has unlocked that potential and helped Adoption UK become an important service provider and a major voice in progressing positive change for both children and parents in the adoption system.
“Jonathan’s new role is testament to the success of Adoption UK’s work and recognition of its profile and importance in the adoption sector. We are proud of what has been achieved under his leadership and wish him well in his new role, which we hope will also be a contribution to the continuing development of Adoption UK’s wider network of influence.
“The Board of Trustees will be starting a recruitment process very soon to find a new Chief Executive to lead Adoption UK organisation in the next stages of ensuring that society is fully supporting both the child and the adoptive parent through their respective adoption journeys.”
Commenting on the move, Jonathan Pearce said: “After 10 years as Adoption UK’s Chief Executive, I believe it is the right time for me to move on, both personally and professionally.
“Adoption UK is in a very good position financially, strategically and politically, and the charity is well-placed to build on its vital campaigning work to ensure adoptive families are properly supported. I’m immensely proud of all that we’ve achieved in the last decade, not least the steps forward we’ve taken to ensure that the charity is a truly UK-wide service provider that is also able to bring about policy change to improve the lives of adopted children and families.”
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