Swanswell welcomes Alice Maynard as new Chair of the Board of Trustees

25 September 2015

Swanswell, a national charity which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, is delighted to welcome Alice Maynard as its new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Alice will help to shape the direction of Swanswell and ensure the charity fulfils its ambition to help people change and be happy.

Commenting on her appointment Alice Maynard said; ‘I’m really looking forward to working with Swanswell. It’s a vibrant organisation with exciting plans for the future and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to work with the Board further developing those plans and bringing them to fruition.’

Swanswell’s Chief Executive Debbie Bannigan said; ‘I’m pleased to welcome Alice Maynard to Swanswell as our new Chair. Alice brings a wealth of experience to the table which I know will help us achieve our aim of a society free from problem alcohol and drug misuse.’

An experienced strategic thinker, Alice has held a range of influential positions across a diverse group of organisations, most recently serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Scope. Between 2008 and 2014 she turned around and re-invigorated the national charity, which has an annual turnover of £100 million.

Alice runs her own business, Future Inclusion, through which she provides strategic advice on inclusion with a particular specialism in transport.

In the past, Alice has served as the Head of Disability Strategy at Network Rail and as a Commissioner on the Human Genetics Commission.

Her achievements were recognised recently when she was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s Honours list. Alice was also named as the Sunday Times Non-Executive Director of the Year, Not-for-Profit/Public Service in 2014.

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