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Announcing the appointment of our new chief executive

We have today confirmed the appointment of a new Chief Executive, who will take the helm of this key local infrastructure organisation for the VCFSE sector from the end of September.

Hannah Reid, was selected after a rigorous interview process, involving both CAS trustees, and a panel of stakeholders from across Suffolk’s public sector and voluntary bodies.

Currently the organisation’s Deputy Chief Executive, Hannah joined Community Action Suffolk nine years ago, and has significant experience from across the public, private and voluntary sector.

Hannah is set to take over from Chris Abraham, who will stand down as CAS Chief Executive after the Suffolk Community Awards at the end of September.

Kevin Ward, Chair of Trustees for Community Action Suffolk, said: “I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Hannah Reid.

We were fortunate to receive applications from an exceptionally strong field of applicants for this important role, and it was after a rigorous interview process, involving external stakeholders as well as CAS trustees, that Hannah was selected.

Given her vast experience not only at Community Action Suffolk, but also with 14 years in the voluntary sector, and having held posts in private and public sector too, we have every confidence that Hannah is the right person to steer CAS forward on its next chapter.”

Speaking of her appointment, Hannah commented: “I am delighted to have been selected as the new Chief Executive for Community Action Suffolk. I am excited, determined, and adamant that the coming years will be a period of great opportunity and progress for CAS, following in the footsteps of an exceptional predecessor, Chris Abraham.

We have a great team across the organisation, and I’m looking forward to building on some incredible successes, in particular in relation to how we have supported the sector through recent, and current, external environments. We are also already under way with some superb campaigns which do more to build our relationships across the Suffolk system.”

Congratulations Hannah.