Introducing our new CEO

22nd October 2019

We are glad to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Janet Haugh. This new appointment comes after our current CEO Joe Connolly announced in June that he is to retire at the end of 2019, bringing an end to a career of more than 40 years in social work and care.

Janet is currently the CEO of Mary’s Meals International, a global £26million charity with over 500 staff who provide life-changing support to more than 1.5 million children in 18 countries every school day. She has dedicated her career to service in the charitable and public sectors and has extensive experience in public finance. An accountant by profession she started her career in the NHS before spending 14 years in local government. Janet joined a newly registered charitable leisure trust in 2007, where she helped lead the organisation as it doubled its income over a five-year period.

Commenting on her appointment Janet said:

“I am delighted to be joining this wonderful charity which is making a difference to so many people’s lives.

Ypeople is passionate about delivering services and always keep those they work with at the very heart of their plans. I was incredibly impressed by this approach.

“I am excited to be joining Ypeople as it looks forward to celebrating 200 years of supporting the people of Scotland and I relish the opportunity to grow and develop the services offered, to enable even more people make positive change in their lives.”

Janet impressed the recruitment team with her experience and passion for our mission.

Bertie Hunt, Chair of the Board of Management, said:

“We have no doubt that the background and the expertise Janet will bring to Ypeople are going to be positive for the future of the charity and for the wellbeing of those we support.”

Ypeople wouldn’t be where we are today without Joe Connolly’s leadership and dedication, while we are sad to say goodbye we are also keen to welcome Janet to the Ypeople family and we look forward to the future with her leading the organisation.

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