The Care and Support Alliance (CSA) announced that Vicky McDermott will be stepping down as Chair as she is leaving her post as Chief Executive of the Papworth Trust. The Chair of the Alliance is selected from Senior Managers from within the coalition.
Vicky will be leaving in September to become Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Optical Council.
Vicky McDermott said: “It has been a real privilege to lead the Care and Support Alliance, especially in what has been a crucial time for the issue of social care. In my remaining months, there is still much to do so it will be business as usual for the Alliance.”
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK and a member of the CSA Management Board and Senior Advisory Group said:
“Vicky has done a brilliant job bringing the sector together at a time of great challenge and opportunity for social care, and while she has been leading the CSA social care has risen significantly up the policy agenda, giving us real hope for the future. She will be greatly missed by everyone in social care but she leaves the CSA in good heart and we wish her all the best for the future.”