1 June 2021

Minstead Trust has appointed a new Chief Executive to help it push ahead with its work supporting people with learning disabilities.

After a comprehensive recruitment process, the Trust’s Board of Trustees appointed Acting CEO and former Director of Finance and Central Services Adam Dodd as permanent Chief Executive.

Adam takes up the role today (1 June) and will initially focus on the Trust’s work to help people with learning disabilities to thrive as Covid-19 restrictions ease. In particular, he will lead exciting expansion plans in Portsmouth to support more people to live in their own homes and to learn skills that help them into employment.

Adam Dodd, Minstead Trust Chief Executive, said: ‘It is an enormous privilege to be afforded the opportunity to lead Minstead Trust and build on the work of the visionary leaders who have brought us to where we are.

‘With such talented and dedicated staff and volunteers, and our growing network of supporters from families to visitors to our social enterprises and other trusts, I’m hugely optimistic about our ability to conquer the challenges of emerging from the pandemic.

‘We are preparing to embark on an ambitious five year programme to deepen and extend our ability to support people with learning disabilities towards greater independence, so it’s an incredibly exciting time to be entrusted with this responsibility.’

Elizabeth Selby, Minstead Trust Chair of Trustees, said: ‘I’d like to congratulate Adam and wish him every success in his new role. He has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Trust and great enthusiasm and vision for its development and success. I believe his appointment will allow us to do even more to support more people with learning disabilities to lead fulfilled and independent lives.’

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