United Response has appointed chartered accountant Andy Ward as its director of finance, succeeding departing executive Jerome Walls who will leave the post in August after four years.
Ward has worked in senior finance, commercial, operational and audit roles in large organisations, during his 30-year career, working at Christie’s, Alliance Boots, Compass PLC, AT&T and Ernst & Young.
He said: ‘I am delighted to be joining United Response at what is an undoubtedly challenging but incredibly exciting time for both the organisation and wider sector.
‘I am incredibly enthusiastic about moving into the third sector and joining an organisation which makes a tangible difference to people’s lives every single day.’
United Response’s chief executive Tim Cooper said: ‘We would like to thank Jerome for his important contribution to our charity over the past four years and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.
‘We are delighted Andy has decided to join United Response and firmly believe he will be a major asset to the organisation.’
Ward joined United Response, which provides care and support for people with learning and physical disabilities, autism and mental health support needs, this month.