Ian joined the Board in May 2013 and has a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector, having acted as a Trustee and chairman of the High Wycombe Citizens Advice Bureau, as well as Bucks CAB Consortium.
A successful entrepreneur with a proven track record, having founded and grown a series of technology companies, Ian is passionate about the need for excellent standards in care and believes this is one of the biggest challenges our society currently faces.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Shepherd said: “I am proud to take on this role and committed to ensuring that we provide a person-centred approached, shaped by individual needs. We have an unrelenting dedication to quality, which is at the heart of everything we do, and mirrored by the importance we place on providing those who use Fremantle services with true choice and independence”.
Steve Flanagan, Chief Executive of The Fremantle Trust, added: “This is an exciting time for the Trust, with an ongoing programme of delivering personalised care and support through the exceptional people we employ, underpinned by a passion for high quality care and a drive for continuous innovation.
“Ian is well-placed to lead our Board of Trustees and we look forward to our next chapter.”