Treloar’s appoints a new CEO
March 4, 2019 / 11:37 am
Treloar’s is very pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees have appointed Jessica Taplin to be our new Chief Executive. Jessica joined Treloar’s this week and will assume the responsibilities of Chief Executive at the end of the spring term, succeeding current CEO Tony Reid, who is retiring after 14 years of outstanding service.
Jessica has a background in business development, starting her career at News International and IPC Media where she established a reputation for innovative multi-platform campaigns. A decade ago she moved into the charitable sector, initially supporting the Big Lottery Fund with their UK wide public consultation before working closely with the UK funding committee to re-invigorate their multi-million pound public engagement grant portfolio. Jessica has sought out leadership roles for organisations that support and enable young people and has a great deal of empathy with our young beneficiaries. Her two previous CEO roles have been at UK wide youth charities, vInspired, the legacy youth volunteering charity, and prior to that, at Get Connected, where she led the organisation into a successful merger to create The Mix, now the UKs leading digital support and helpline service for young people.
Treloar’s Chair of Trustees Alistair Mackintosh commented on Jessica’s appointment: “The Board and I are delighted to have found someone of Jessica’s calibre to continue to lead Treloar’s as we build upon the strong educational and care foundations that have been so carefully put together in recent years. We are confident that she will bring fresh thinking to our strategic development, enabling us to broaden our reach and impact, and further develop services and external relations for the benefit of our young people.”