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PSPA welcomes a new CEO

Everyone at PSPA is extremely pleased to be welcoming our new CEO, Rebecca Packwood, to the charity from 1 November.

Rebecca will be joining PSPA after seven years as Chief Executive at the charity Age Exchange, where she led the charity through an expansion of its specialist dementia and carers support work and a merger with a large social care charity.

Rebecca comes from a background of leadership in the charity sector including time as the Head of the CEO’s department at the NSPCC as well as periods at Housing Associations and Local Government. She is committed to partnership working and coproduction as a way to transformation in people’s lives and believes strongly in the independence of the voluntary sector to maintain its creativity and innovation.

Rebecca said ‘I’m delighted to be joining PSPA, there are so many opportunities for PSPA to have an impact on the lives of people living with PSP & CBD.  I’m looking forward to building on the already excellent work the team are doing and to maximise new opportunities to improve research, diagnosis, support and treatment’.

Rowena, PSPA’s Chair of Trustees, adds “The board are delighted to welcome Rebecca to the team and I am looking forward to working with her over the coming years to increase the impact PSPA has on the lives of everyone affected by PSP & CBD.  The board would also like to record our gratitude to Carol Amirghiasvand for stepping up to lead the organisation over the past seven months.”

In addition to Rebecca’s welcome to the charity, we also had a new Trustee begin their term with us this autumn.

On 1 October, PSPA was pleased to welcome Alison Goold to the Board of Trustees as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and Trustee Treasurer.

Alison is a Chartered Accountant with a wide-ranging executive career in financial services with a particular focus on investment management.

She has a wealth of experience gained across a number of institutions from large multinational corporations including BNP Paribas, Abbey National and NM Rothschild to smaller niche investment management businesses.  Alison will bring a solid understanding of accounting, financial oversight, risk management and corporate governance to the charity.

We hope you will join us as we extend warm welcomes to both Rebecca and Alison. We look forward to working with you during this exciting time for PSPA to help develop and grow our support for people living with PSP & CBD.

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