Successful appointment: CEO for Skills for Care

Congratulations to Oonagh Smyth on her appointment as the new Chief Executive of Skills for Care. GatenbySanderson were proud to have supported the recruitment process.

After a rigorous selection process Oonagh Smyth has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Skills for Care. She will take up her new post with the charity responsible for workforce development in adult social care across England early in 2020.

The incoming CEO is also a Co-Chair of the Care and Support Alliance, a cross-sector alliance of 80 social care organisations influencing at the highest government levels. She has a law degree, a Masters in Human Rights Law from Queens University Belfast and an Executive Coaching Masters from Ashridge Business School. Oonagh coaches executives in the charity sector pro bono.

The selection process was led by Skills for Care’s Chair Dame Moira Gibb and included challenging interview panels made up of Skills for Care Board members, staff and stakeholders, including experts by experience and employers.

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