Ann Bond Says Farewell

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Ann Bond Says Farewell
20th October, 2016

Ann Bond announces here departure as CEO of INS:

Dear all, 
I am writing to let you know that I am leaving at the end of October as I need to spend more time with my family and work a little closer to home in Hampshire. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have met and worked with you all and to have been part of such an amazing organisation for the last 10 years.  I leave knowing that INS has a strong board of Trustees, a great staff team and most of all inspirational clients, carers and volunteers at its core. I thank you for allowing me to share your journey over the years and hope to keep in touch with your progress through newsletters and the website. I will miss you all, but am reassured that I leave you in very capable hands.
With very best wishes
Ann Bond
Chief Executive

The Chair of the Board of Trustees responds:

Ann has provided INS with visionary leadership for the past ten years and we will all miss her. We wish her and her family well for the future. We are beginning the process of recruiting a new Chief Executive and will be asking some clients, supporters and staff to help Trustees in the selection of the right candidate. It is likely that the person appointed will start in April 2017. In the meantime Carol Hopkins, who many of you know, will be Acting Chief Executive.
On a couple of separate notes we are just finalising our annual report for 2015/16 which shows that we had another successful year and are in a strong position to move forward into 2017. As you know, we are currently introducing a membership scheme and Trustees will be reviewing how it is going in the New Year and whether we need to make any adjustments. The scheme is important to enable us to continue to provide our services. Please let us know if you have any comments.
The need for the services INS provides remains substantial, and we are grateful for all the support clients, carers, volunteers and staff contribute to help maintain these services.
With all good wishes.
Dugald Millar Chair