Many of you may be aware by now, that after 19 tremendous years at Deaf Direct, I have made the difficult decision to move on. I feel immensely proud of what the organisation Deaf Direct has become, from humble beginnings to providing quality and respected services for so many deaf and hard of hearing local people today.
I will be leaving Deaf Direct in September to become CEO of Deaf Action, a charity based in Edinburgh. As I take on this different challenge, I am confident that with the sound governance and experienced staff team Deaf Direct has, it will go from strength to strength. These are exciting times for the charity as it continues to focus on the services offered in Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire. Growing a commercial venture recently acquired (hearing loss equipment for sale), looking for further ways to expand and also developing the new Oxford Centre to support even more people with hearing loss while also creating a sustainable future for the organisation.
I have enjoyed being a part of the team and am thankful for the opportunities Deaf Direct has given me during my time here. I owe a great deal to the company and wish Deaf Direct all the best in future endeavours.
I also want to place on record my thanks and respect for my colleagues, partners, businesses and members of the public with whom I have worked with to deliver Deaf Direct’s priorities and to place it in a strong position going forward.