Warwickshire CAVA appoints new Chief Executive and Vice Chair

Warwickshire Community And Voluntary Action (WCAVA) appoints new Chief Executive and Vice Chair.

We are delighted to announce that WCAVA’s Board of Trustees has appointed Kate Morrison as CEO on a permanent basis. Kate had been interim CEO since the end of October 2019 and the Board felt that it was now important for the organisation to have certainty and decisive leadership to provide both continuity and assurance for both WCAVA staff and volunteers and also for the member organisations and groups that we work with.

Many of you will know Kate from her previous role as WCAVA’s Deputy CEO and Director of Volunteering. Kate has worked for WCAVA since 2009 and therefore has great insight into the organisation and a wealth of knowledge and experience of the voluntary and community sector having worked at a senior management level for over 20 years. Kate is particularly passionate about the benefits and impact of volunteering and instigated the highly successful annual Volunteer Awards across Warwickshire.

Speaking of her new role Kate says: ‘I am extremely honoured to be appointed as CEO of WCAVA and delighted to have the opportunity to lead the organisation at a time when the voluntary and community sector plays such a crucial role in ensuring that our communities thrive despite the challenges that we face as a sector. Along with the exceptional senior management team, staff and volunteers that we are so fortunate to have in WCAVA, I look forward to ensuring that high quality support continues to be provided to our member organisations and to working with partners from the voluntary, public and private sectors across Warwickshire and Solihull.’

The Board of Trustees were also happy to announce that Phil Robson has been appointed WCAVA’s new Vice Chair.

Phil retired in 2001, after 11 years as Warwickshire's Chief Probation Officer. During this period, he was a member of the National Parole Board and the Chief Officer responsible for setting up the County Youth Offending Team. He was appointed as an independent member of Warwickshire Police Authority in April 2003 and took a particular interest in how the Force dealt with serious crime.

In March 2013 Phil became the first Chair of Healthwatch Warwickshire giving him an understanding of the current challenges faced in social care and health. To read Phil’s full biog, please click here.

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