Bethphage appoints new CEO
A Shropshire organisation which provides support and services for adults with learning disabilities has appointed a new CEO.
Following a selection process involving users of Bethphage’s services, staff, the management team and its board, Peter Loose has been appointed as chief executive officer of Bethphage and will take up the position with effect from 15 February 2016.
Peter has many years’ experience of supporting people with learning disabilities in voluntary services, local government and the private sector. He is currently managing director of a group of companies in the east of England which provide residential care, supported living and care at home, mainly to adults with a learning disability or autism.
Peter Loose said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Bethphage’s chief executive and I can’t wait to start in February, by which time I will be living in the Shrewsbury area. Bethphage’s innovative person-centred, positive behaviour approach and culture is very strong and my first task will be to listen to all of the stakeholders, especially the users of our services, so that I can learn about the challenges and opportunities ahead. I have felt enthused and inspired by the values and approach of the trustees, staff and users of Bethphage’s services that I have met. I look forward to meeting everyone soon and together bringing potential to life.”
Derek Lum, chair of Bethphage said: “The board is pleased that the selection process we followed resulted in such a clear decision from all participants to appoint Peter. Bethphage has an excellent management team and Peter’s skills and strong person-centred values will further strengthen our resources. It is an exciting time to be joining Bethphage and Peter will undoubtedly help us to continue our successful growth in conjunction with delivering the very best services.”
Picture: Peter Loose, CEO, Bethphage
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Established in 1994, Bethphage is a Registered Charity (No. 1046225) which supports adults (18+) with learning disabilities in Birmingham, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall and Wolverhampton. The organisation employs 230 people, which are all trained to a minimum of NVQ level three. It holds Investors in People silver status and is regularly commended for its work by the Care Quality Commission.
For more information about Bethphage, contact:
Rae Evans, HR manager
Tel: 01743 272880