NATIONAL social care charity, Community Integrated Care, is proud to announce the appointment of Libby Raper as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Libby will replace Dame Joan Stringer who recently stood down after serving at the charity since 2014.
Libby, a highly-accomplished Chief Executive and Marketing Director, brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience having previously held several senior public appointments in other esteemed organisations.
Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most successful health and social care charities. It supports over 3500 people across England and Scotland who have learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and dementia, employing 6500 staff nationally.
Libby has been Chair of the Board of Trustees for Leeds College of Music since 2014, taking responsibility for establishing their new strategic direction just a year later in 2015. Libby was also Vice Chair at York NHS Teaching Hospital until earlier this year – overseeing the Trust’s merger with Scarborough NHS Trust. Libby also previously served as Chair of The Art House, a charity providing specialist support for professional artists with a disability.
Her experience in the commercial sector spans 20 years, including the role of Vice President of Marketing for Smirnoff Worldwide. Since 2012, Libby has held the role of Director for Yellowmead, a HR consultancy. Prior to this, Libby spent a year leading Design Dimension Educational Trust, which championed and delivered cooking skills in schools, and was Chief Executive for Culture Northwest, who deliver inspirational arts, culture and lifestyle projects throughout the region, for eight years.
Commenting on her appointment, Libby said: “I’m delighted to join Community Integrated Care, a charity with a proud history and immensely exciting future. I look forward to bringing my broad charitable and commercial experience, including working closely with regulators and inspectors, as we work with energy towards delivering our strategic ambitions.”
Mark Adams, Community Integrated Care’s Chief Executive, commented: “We are delighted to welcome a Chair of Libby’s calibre to our Board of Trustees. At this pivotal time for our charity, Libby’s creative vision, exemplary value base and unrivalled experience in the charitable sector will be an enormous asset to Community Integrated Care.”
“I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Dame Joan Stringer, who has had an immeasurable impact on our charity over the last four years, through some incredible highlights and challenges for us as an organisation and the wider social care sector. For this, as well as the incredible things she has helped us to achieve, we are truly grateful.”