Some of you may be aware that Malcolm Hayes, our Chair of the Board of Trustees at Langley Trust, is coming to the end of his tenure and from 11th June 2022 will be succeeded by Ruth Williams, currently the Vice-Chair.
Malcolm has served Langley faithfully for many years and spent seven and a half of those as Chair; as an organisation we have grown under his leadership and established a strong voice within this sector, continuing to advocate for the right opportunities to be offered to those who have offended and then find it difficult to integrate into society. Under Malcolm’s leadership and especially over the past couple of years, which have been particularly challenging, Langley has continued to prioritise the things that matter most and has retained a Christ-centred approach to our work, as well as seeing broken lives transformed. This is no easy feat and we are proud to demonstrate so many successes within our work over the years Malcolm has been at the helm.
Our organisation has secured and then retained Investors in People’s Gold Award, won Charity of the Year Award in 2018 and seen remarkable growth into new areas of accommodation, not least of all with the introduction of fully registered Care Homes, a specific service provision for women, and most recently developing an Independent Approved Premises on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS). Malcolm has led Langley through several acquisitions, for example Clean Sheet, which became part of the Langley Group in 2019 and has just been awarded the Queen’s Enterprise Award.
As we thank Malcolm for this and so much more, we are delighted to welcome our newly appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees, Ruth Williams. Ruth has the confidence of Langley’s Board, having served as a trustee since 2017 and as Vice-Chair for the past year. She comes with a wealth of understanding about our organisation and a strong focus on quality, assurance, good governance and care, drawing on her substantial nursing background and strategic leadership experience within Health. Ruth played an active part in supporting senior managers and the executive team to navigate the pandemic safely, as well as providing appropriate assurance to the Board during those very challenging years.
We wish both Malcolm and Ruth well as they each embark on a new venture.