Wednesday, 17 August 2022
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Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Jessie May welcomes new CEO

Daniel Cheesman will be joining Jessie May following 3 years at disability charity Paul’s Place, stepping into the role after current CEO, Chris Roys, announced his intentions to retire after 17 years at the helm.

Daniel is relishing the opportunity to take on a new challenge, he said:

Jessie May has been providing children and families with vital emotional support, end-of-life care and bereavement support for over 25 years and the work of the trust is as important now as it has always been. 

“I am excited to be starting as Jessie May’s CEO, taking over from Chris Roys who has faithfully led the charity for 17 years. I am honoured to be joining a committed and passionate team and look forward to working to fulfil the charities strategy over the next few years – supporting more families, through innovative new projects and expanding the geographical reach of the trust.” 

The decision of appointing a new CEO to lead Jessie May was not an easy one. 

Tiggy Atkinson, Chair of Trustees, was a key part of the process and said:

“Whilst we are all so sad to see Chris go, he has devotedly led the team for the last 17 years and we wish him well in his retirement. We are incredibly excited to welcome Daniel to Jessie May and have him hit the ground running implementing our new strategy over the coming years. During the interview process, Daniel brought such passion for the work of our Jessie May nurses, and we look forward to seeing that enthusiasm shine through when he joins us in August.”

Daniel will be joining Jessie May in August, closely supported by the entire team and Board of Directors as he settles in his new role. 

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