The new Chief Executive of the Banbury based charity BYHP is Patrick Vercoe, a former Managing Director of Countrywide Communications Group, the PR and communications company, formerly located in Banbury, which was sold to an American communications conglomerate in the late nineties.
After many years working in the commercial sector Vercoe decided, upon leaving Countrywide, to use his commercial expertise within the Charity sector which prompted his career switch. For nearly a decade he was Chief Executive of Homeless charities in both Coventry and Northamptonshire.
Speaking about his appointment Vercoe said, “It is a privilege to lead an inspiring organisation as BYHP and such a dedicated staff team who every day strive to achieve positive results supporting young people."
“I sincerely hope that both my corporate and charity experience will benefit BYHP, especially my expertise in raising funds from Trusts and Foundations, as well as corporate support, which are vital in helping to fund the various support services that BYHP excels, mainly interventions for vulnerable young people through Counselling, Family Mediation. Housing Advice and Employability”
Since the departure of former Chief Executive Tim Tarby- Donald last year, the BYHP Board of Trustees, led by Chair Kath Morris, have been providing guidance and counsel to senior managers. During that time, the Trustees have overseen the re-organisation of staff, recruitment of new staff and the first successful year of Unlocking Potential Oxfordshire, Back on Track and a Mental Health initiative working with CAMHS (Response).
Kath said “We are delighted that Patrick is joining us and we feel sure that his expertise will benefit BYHP hugely”
For more information contact Patrick Vercoe at BYHP on 01295 259442
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