WCS Care chief executive, Christine Asbury, is to step down from her role in September.
Having informed the Warwickshire-based charity’s Board of her decision in January, the announcement was postponed last month in order that Christine could focus on leading the group’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
Christine said: “Leading WCS Care as chief executive has been incredibly fulfilling, exciting and challenging. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with my colleagues across WCS Care, and most of all spending time with the residents in our 13 homes. Collectively, I believe we have made a positive difference to the lives of many thousands of people in that time – not just here but in the wider social care sector.”
Having joined WCS Care in 2012 and has been instrumental in developing the Warwickshire-based care home provider into an organisation recognised across the UK, and internationally, for its innovation, use of technology, and creativity.
Ed Russell, who started his career at the charity as a carer in 1992 and is currently deputy chief executive, has been appointed as chief executive, and will assume his new role in August following a transition period.
Ed said: “Christine’s impact on the care sector has been to reset ambition, expectations and belief, and ultimately to show you can make things happen; an approach that has been so essential in helping us through these unprecedented times.
“I would like to add my sincere thanks to Christine for everything she has done and will continue to do for WCS Care in the coming months, as our focus remains on the health and wellbeing of everyone living and working with us.”