Hft, the national learning disabilities charity, has announced the appointment of Steve White as its interim chief executive.
White joins Hft as an experienced business leader to steer the charity through a transition period over the next six months.
His arrival follows the departure of Robert Longley-Cook in August, after nine years at the helm.
White will be responsible for developing and driving through Hft’s current programme of transformation projects. This will include leading on the implementation of ‘Fusion Biz’, Hft’s business model which is designed to deliver successful commercial and financial performance across all aspects of the charity’s operations.
During his career spanning more than 20 years, White has held a number of executive and non-executive roles across commercial and not-for-profit sectors, often in regulated, complex and politically challenging environments.
He joins having previously held interim CEO positions at The Papworth Trust and Habinteg, where he helped these organisations develop and implement sustainable services. White is also chair of Moat, a large Housing Association.
White, who will be based in the charity’s head office in Emersons Green, Bristol, said: “I am delighted to be joining Hft. I look forward to working with the trustees, staff and the people we support over coming months, to drive forward positive change that will ensure the charity is able to continue supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.”