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Age UK Camden Welcomes New CEO Nikki Morris

Published on 13 September 2018 10:56 AM

This autumn we say a sad goodbye to Gary Jones, who has worked across various Age UKs for 30 years and has been with us for 13 years, and welcome our new CEO Nikki Morris.

Gary writes “I wanted to thank you – all the staff team - for your hard work, it’s been a busy period with the building works at Great Croft, developments at Henderson Court in relation to the revised service, and the good news on funding for Opening Doors London and in terms of Community Connectors at Age UK Camden.”

AUC’s Chair, Mary Burd said "On behalf of the trustees I would like to thank Gary for all of his hard work over the years- he will indeed be a hard act to follow and sorely missed.”

Nikki previously worked for a regional cancer charity as Deputy Chief Executive with responsibilities across the organisation. She has also been proud to represent nursing colleagues at a national level working with the Royal College of Nursing as a committee member, leading on their cancer agenda.

Nikki addressed the team saying “I am delighted to be joining Age UK Camden, Opening Doors and Personalisation Support in Camden. I am looking forward to working alongside you all in supporting those we serve and continuing to grow the organisation and its excellent reputation.

I have worked for charitable, health and education organisations for all of my working life and am passionate about making a positive difference for people in need and ensuring that those who struggle to get their voice heard are heard.

I love the arts and literature and in my spare time I’m a trustee of a group of city schools in Norwich and also a director of an independent bookshop which is a community interest company.

I am conscious that the number of people who are older and who need Age UK Camden services is growing rapidly and the pressure on statutory services and funding is increasing. The role of Age UK Camden remains as relevant today as ever before. We have a job to do for those who need us, both now and in the coming years. I am really looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all. Together I have no doubt that we will be a very strong team!”

We will be celebrating Gary’s commitment and work for Age UK Camden following our Annual General Meeting on 9th October.