Kerry Dearden has been appointed as The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) first deputy chief executive.
The commercial and marketing director has taken on the role in addition to her normal executive responsibilities from 1 July.
Kerry said: “I am delighted to have been appointed deputy chief executive at OSJCT. I look forward to continuing to develop the Trust and push the boundaries of excellent care for all of our residents.”
The role was created to provide support to the chief executive in the ongoing development and delivery of OSJCT’s Strategy and Corporate Plan, to assist in the recruitment of executive and key senior leadership roles and to represent the chief executive and Trust when needed.
Kerry joined OSJCT in 2015. She is a qualified accountant and has held previous roles at a local authority, the National Assembly for Wales and private sector companies such as Dyson and PepsiCo. Her executive responsibilities have expanded to include development, property and procurement.
Chief executive Dan Hayes said: “As a Trust, we are passionate about providing outstanding care which meets the needs of every individual resident we look after. The addition of this role, coupled with Kerry’s expertise and knowledge, will enhance the organisation and ensure we go from strength to strength.”