The Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Adriènne Kelbie as its third external trustee, following an extensive external recruitment exercise.
Adriènne has spent twenty years in senior leadership roles in the public sector after starting her career in the voluntary sector. She joined ONR from the Disclosure and Barring Service and was previously the Deputy Chief Executive of Hull City Council. She has significant funding experience from her roles with the Big Lottery Fund and its predecessors, bringing a wealth of experience to the foundation’s grant-making role.
Commenting on her appointment, Adriènne said:
“Carers are heroes to those they support but can often go unrecognised and unsupported themselves. From personal experience, I see it as vital to help carers and to develop careers in this sector, so that they can continue to meet an ever-growing demand in the UK. I feel very privileged to have been appointed to the CareTech Foundation which has ambitious plans to do just that.
I am looking forward to working with fellow trustees and the foundation to help deliver its charitable objectives. I want to help shape their support for skills development in the care sector, particularly for those from deprived and disadvantaged backgrounds, because I recognise what a huge impact their funding can make.
I would also like to thank the ONR for affording me the flexibility to undertake this important role.”
Haroon Sheikh, CareTech Foundation’s Chairman commented:
“The Foundation is delighted to welcome Adrienne to its board of trustees, further bolstering the important contribution played by our external trustees. Adriènne is a very impressive leader and her experience, commitment and belief in the Foundation’s ambitious plans will be invaluable in our future development. Importantly, Adrienne’s strong values-led approach shone through during the selection process and we are delighted to welcome her to the Foundation.”