POhWER, which is an advocacy charity in the UK, welcomes Antony Kildare as the charity’s new Chair of its trustee board.
Antony’s career spans economic development, infrastructure, regeneration, health, education, children’s services and community projects across the UK and Europe. He has held a number of leadership roles as well as non-executive, trustee and chair positions.
Since 2017, he has been the Chair of social enterprise CIC, Medway Community Healthcare. He is also a Director of the International Health Alliance and a Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chair of The Health and Europe Centre. Antony is a former Chair of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and, up until 2020, was a Board Advisor and the inaugural CEO of the children’s services company, Brighter Futures for Children.
Equipped with this wealth of experience, Antony is enthusiastic about furthering POhWER’s mission as it continues to support those who – for any reason – are struggling to understand their rights, have their voices heard or get the type of help that they need within Public Services. There is a high demand for these services at present, due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.
When discussing his new role, Antony said:
“I am both delighted and privileged to be appointed the new Chair of POhWER. Although my role has only just begun, I already have a strong sense of the passion and drive that the charity’s Chief Executive, Helen Moulinos, and the rest of its leadership team have.
“The work that they, and all of POhWER’s advocates, do has never been more important. It makes all the difference for those who are living with disability, impairment, social exclusion and other challenges.
“I thoroughly look forward to getting to know the team and working with them to deliver the charity’s ambitious five-year strategy.”
POhWER’s Chief Executive, Helen Moulinos, added:
“I am thrilled to welcome Tony into this role and feel very excited to work with him, and the rest of the Trustees, to make sure POhWER’s work continues to be impactful for our beneficiaries and the communities we support – now, and in the future.
“Tony’s exceptional range of skills and sector know-how will prove invaluable to POhWER as we navigate through the uncertainty that the pandemic has presented and strive to reach our ambitious goals.
“We are also incredibly grateful to Geoff Gibbs for his service over the last six months as the Interim Chair – Geoff will now revert back to his previous role of Deputy Chair. It is great to be working with such an experienced Board of Trustees during this period of significant change and growth for POhWER.”