Peter Battle has been appointed chief executive of Capstone Foster Care, taking over from Richard Compton-Burnett, who had led the group for more than 13 years.
Battle, who has held chief executive roles at Accomplish Group and Oakdale Care Group, said: ‘I’m really excited about working with the experienced teams we have across the country to make a genuine difference to children and young people’s lives.
‘I’ve worked in the social care sector for many years and my passion lies in providing fulfilment to some of the most vulnerable people in society.’
Founded in 2007, Capstone operates from offices throughout England, covering the South East, South West, the Midlands and the North, and supports more than 600 foster carers.
Over the past five years it has grown through acquisitions, buying Welcome Foster Care, Classic Foster Care, FosterCare UK and Excel Fostering.