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CGL’s chief executive David Biddle to step down next year

CGL’s chief executive David Biddle to step down next year

14 September 2017

CGL is beginning the recruitment process for a new chief executive, following the decision by the organisation’s current head David Biddle to step down after 21 years with the charity.

David Biddle plans to leave the organisation at the end of the current financial year, the start of a new strategic planning cycle, facilitating a transition to the next generation of leadership. The new chief executive, who will be appointed by CGL’s Board of Trustees, will be announced in December.

Under David Biddle’s leadership, CGL has grown to be a leading third-sector provider of social care and health services in the UK. The organisation continues to lead the way in the delivery of quality services, supporting tens of thousands of service users across the country helping them change their lives for the better. Part of CGL’s new strategy is to broaden the scope of its social care and health activities and the new chief executive will play a leading part in delivering this ambition.

Outgoing chief executive David Biddle said: “The past 21 years at CGL has been a remarkable experience. CGL has been a major part of my life but this is the right time to hand over to a new leader - someone who can lead the strategic direction of this organisation in the next phase of its development. I have no doubt CGL will continue to go from strength to strength. It has been a privilege to be able to make a contribution.