Paul Morrish has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer of LandAid.
Paul joins LandAid from VoiceAbility, one of the UK’s largest advocacy charities working with vulnerable adults and young people, where he is currently Deputy Chief Executive.
With a proven track record for success in increasing both turnover and support for VoiceAbility, Paul brings a wealth of fundraising and charity development experience to LandAid. He will be focused on marrying this with the philanthropic spirit of the property sector to create and develop existing corporate partnerships and reinforce LandAid’s position as the industry’s charity.
LandAid is also delighted to announce that Liz Peace CBE will take up the position of Chair as Robin Broadhurst steps down after seven years. Liz has been closely involved in the charity as a trustee since 2003 and will be retiring from the British Property Federation where has she been Chief Executive for the last 12 years.
Both Paul and Liz will start their positions in February 2015.
Robin Broadhurst commented: ‘I am delighted to welcome Paul to the team and Liz as my successor. Although the charity has expanded enormously in recent years that progress has only emphasised how much there is to be done to help disadvantaged young people. However, I am confident that the combined drive of Paul and Liz will take the charity through to its next stage of growth. I have hugely enjoyed working with my fellow trustees and the LandAid staff, not to mention the many friends in the property industry, and wish the charity every continuing success.’
Paul Morrish said: ‘As the number of children and young people growing up in absolute poverty increases to a staggering one in five, the need for LandAid is greater than ever. I’m looking forward to building upon the tremendous success of the charity to date to ensure that 2014/2015 will be another record-breaking year.’
Liz Peace added: ‘The Trustees would like to take this opportunity to express our huge gratitude to Robin, who has been an enormous success as our Chairman for the past seven years.’