Community Integrated Care (CIC) chief executive Mark Adams is stepping down from his role at the end of September.
After five years leading the charity, he will be returning to the United Arab Emirates, where he will become the CEO of a healthcare group.
Under Adams’ leadership, CIC has strengthened its values through the delivery of its ‘We Dare’ strategy, improved quality across its 450 services, developed partnerships and led the campaign for fair pay, respect and recognition for the social care sector. The group said his greatest legacy will be his leadership through Covid-19.
More recently, he has worked with the board of trustees and senior leadership team to develop a strategic blueprint for the next five years – Best Lives Possible.
CIC has started the process of recruiting a CEO, with the charity’s policy group executive team collectively leading the charity in the interim.
‘Serving as Community Integrated Care’s CEO has been an incredible honour and will forever be the highlight of my 40-year career,’ Adams said. ‘I feel unbelievably privileged to have witnessed first-hand, the life-changing support that social care provides to society, and the transformative work of our frontline teams, who truly create the best lives possible for the thousands of people we support.
‘We have achieved so much together over the last five years, and have placed Community Integrated Care at the forefront of quality, social impact, and workforce standards in our sector. Whilst I know there is much further to go in providing fairer pay and a better career for everyone working in care, I step down knowing that Community Integrated Care’s dedicated executive team and board of trustees will continue to make great strides towards making this vision a reality.’