New Chief Operating Officer for AGCAS
AGCAS has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer. Ian Ford will start on 6 June 2012. Ian is a qualified accountant who worked in finance at Kodak and BAA, before spending 17 years at the Automobile Association and then becoming Director of Finance and Resources for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. After two years, Ian was promoted to Chief Executive, a role he filled for four years. He steered the charity through considerable change and moved the turnover from £4.5m to £6.2m.
Before he officially starts at AGCAS, we will be arranging for him to visit a number of careers services. Ian is looking forward to meeting as many members as possible over the coming months.
After much deliberation, AGCAS Executive decided not to appoint an Executive Director at this time. Although it remains committed to the need for the two roles, it was decided to allow Ian a little time to bed in and to re-advertise the Executive Director role in the Autumn.