Debbie Bannigan to step down as Swanswell's Chief Executive

22 July 2016

Debbie Bannigan, Chief Executive of the national drug and alcohol charity, Swanswell, is to step down to pursue new interests after almost 9 years in the role.

Under Bannigan’s leadership, Swanswell developed a compelling corporate plan driven by a vision of a society free from problem drug and alcohol use. The charity supports thousands of service users and their families on their journey to recovery.

 Swanswell Chair, Alice Maynard CBE said:

‘Debbie played a pivotal role in developing an ambitious vision for Swanswell, one which dared to imagine generational and transformational change in the tackling of problem drug and alcohol use.

Her leadership inspired clearer team thinking and reconnected the organisation with our central cause, appropriate to our charitable status. 

On behalf of the trustees I want to thank Debbie for her contribution and I wish her every success in her next venture.’

Debbie Bannigan leaves Swanswell at the end of July.

A search for her successor has been initiated. The Swanswell trustees are working alongside the Executive Team and have in place a robust plan for the next period. The charity will maintain its focus and commitment to safeguard service users whilst helping them to change and be happy.







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