Community Integrated Care chair Libby Raper to step down

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Community Integrated Care chair Libby Raper will be stepping down from the role in March.

Raper joined the charity in 2018, with leadership experience from both the public and private sectors, while also having held senior chair roles for almost a decade. Her previous non-executive appointments include chair of the board of trustees for Leeds College of Music, vice chair at York NHS Teaching Hospital, and chair of arts disability charity The Art House.

During her time at Community Integrated Care, she helped support the charity’s achievements including shaping the operational structure to support growth, and using her passion for the arts, sports, and cultural fields to nurture community partnership projects.

Most recently, Raper has led the recruitment and appointment of the charity’s chief executive officer, Jim Kane.

He said: ‘Within her time with us, Libby has made an enormous impact – her progressive vision and ambition for the organisation has led Community Integrated Care through many successes. Most importantly, Libby has been a powerful advocate for our colleagues and the people we support being at the heart of everything we do and has embodied our core values throughout, especially in moments of challenge and most notably throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Whilst everyone at our charity will be extremely sad to say goodbye, she leaves with our sincerest gratitude for her incredible contribution and bestows a wonderful legacy. Libby has ensured that her successor is on a strong footing, and we look forward to welcoming applications to follow her as our chair of the board of trustees in 2024.’

Raper added: ‘Throughout the past five years, it has been a privilege to witness first-hand, the unwavering dedication of our teams to improving the lives of the people we support. I am immensely proud of my time at Community Integrated Care and will step down knowing that collectively we have enabled thousands of people to live the best lives possible.’