Sara Livadeas has been appointed chief executive at registered charity and not for profit organisation, The Fremantle Trust.
She will take her up position at the service, which provides care and support services for older people and adults with a learning disability, on January 23, 2019.
Sara said: “I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to lead The Fremantle Trust. I’m looking forward to meeting residents, service users, colleagues and friends of the Trust and working with them to make a real difference to the lives of the people we support and those that care for them.”
Sara has extensive experience working across social care, health and housing and has held executive roles in a large local authority and a national charity. She started her career in health and social care with a range of posts in commissioning, operational management, strategy and service development. She is currently consulting, having previously been the Strategy Director for the Orders of St John Care Trust, leading on the care home development programme. Before that she was the Deputy Director, Adult Social Care with Oxfordshire County Council, leading on the commissioning of services for all age adults and children.
In addition to her executive roles she is a Trustee of The Disabilities Trust – a national charity providing services to people with brain injuries, learning disability and autism, where she chairs the Quality and Governance Committee. Sara has recently written a guide to successfully opening a new care home, sponsored by Care England.
Ian Shepherd, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Fremantle Trust, added: “We are delighted to welcome Sara to the Trust and we are certain that she will lead the organisation to deliver our strategic plans and objectives in improving the lives of all of those we support. Her vast experience and knowledge will certainly bring a broad and guiding vision to the organisation.”