Marianne Wanstall has been appointed CEO at Hampshire-based charity, The Brendoncare Foundation.
The incoming CEO will take up her post on 1 July when current chief executive Carole Sawyers retires.
Marianne (pictured) said: “I am really looking forward to the opportunities ahead for Brendoncare. I have had a growing desire to work for an organisation that shares my personal values and of making a positive difference to people’s lives, where people’s needs are central and their wishes paramount. Brendoncare offers a great standard of care in its homes, and is having a vital impact in reducing loneliness and isolation through clubs in the community. I am thrilled to join the team and keep building on its success.”
Marianne joins Brendoncare from the travel industry and has previously worked with the National Trust. She is also a long-standing volunteer and trustee of the charity, Across, which organises pilgrimages and holidays for people with high levels of disability, life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
Joe MacHale, Chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Marianne to the Brendoncare team. Her wealth of experience, both professional and voluntary, will be a great asset to Brendoncare as we develop our plans for the future.”
Outgoing CEO Carole, who has been with Brendoncare for the past six years and who has been instrumental in the development of the innovative dementia-focused community at Otterbourne Hill and the growth of the Brendoncare Club, said: “I wish Marianne all the very best at Brendoncare. She has a great team of staff to help her make a big difference to older people’s lives.”