Interim Chief Executive joins Swanswell
10 August 2016
Shan Nicholas joins Swanswell, the national drug and alcohol charity, in the role of Interim Chief Executive on Tuesday 9 August 2016.
Shan has wide-ranging leadership experience in the charitable sector, having previously provided transitional leadership at eight high-profile charities including the British Refugee Council and the Child Poverty Action Group.
Shan is passionately committed to tackling multiple disadvantage and social exclusion. She is looking forward to deploying her extensive skill set in support of Swanswell’s mission to secure a society free from problem drug and alcohol use.
Swanswell’s Chair, Alice Maynard CBE said: ‘Shan was the clear choice in our search for interim leadership at Swanswell. The need to help people to think clearly about drug and alcohol use remains a pressing challenge for society and Shan has the leadership capabilities to help Swanswell meet the needs of its service users in the months ahead.’
Shan Nicholas said: ‘I am delighted to have been appointed Interim Chief Executive and am looking forward to the challenge, working with the Swanswell team to lead the organisation through this next period.’
In recent years, Swanswell has 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.