Heart of Bucks announce new CEO

Heart of Bucks has announced the appointment of Henry Allmand to the position of CEO effective from 30 September 2019.

Henry takes over the role from Peter Costello who left to follow his long-held dream of relocating to Scotland.

Heart of Bucks is a community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of people in Buckinghamshire through grant and loan funding. They support a range of charities and community groups that are working tirelessly to make positive change locally.

Henry has spent his career working in local government in Bucks and has experience in delivering a diverse range of public services including welfare benefits, homelessness prevention, social housing development, and community safety. 

The Countess Elizabeth Howe DL, Chair of Trustees for Heart of Bucks said:

“Peter’s departure left us with some big shoes to fill and we knew how important it was to get the right person to take on the job of leading our organisation, in what is undoubtedly a challenging time for the third sector. We are therefore delighted that we can now announce the appointment of Henry Allmand as our new Chief Executive.”

Away from work, Henry has previously been a trustee for a Bucks charity focused on providing support to elderly residents in the county and currently volunteers as a mentor for pupils in local secondary schools. He is also a part-time Reservist in the British Army and has a particular interest in how veteran military personnel are supported in civilian life.

Following the announcement Henry said:

“It’s incredibly exciting to start my journey in the third sector in such a vibrant and engaging team. As a long term resident of Bucks, having attended school locally and with many family and friends living here, I am enthusiastic about the local area and I want to play my part in ensuring all parts of our wider community continue to grow and develop in a positive and inclusive way.

“If you care deeply about your community and are interested in finding out about Heart of Bucks, or just simply want to talk all things Buckinghamshire, then please do get in touch as I’d love to speak to you!”

For more information about Heart of Bucks or to get in touch visit their website – heartofbucks.org