Blackburne House Appoints New CEO

Blackburne House Board is pleased to announce we have identified a new CEO to build on the great work and legacy of Claire  Dove. Claire Dove, founder and CEO of Blackburne House is retiring at the end of July 2020 after 37 years of leading and growing the Blackburne House Group. Her impact and the wider Blackburne House story is known across the City, region, nationally and internationally and there will be a number of events to mark her retirement.

For now,  the Board wishes to announce that Anne McColl will be joining us in the summer term and take up the role of CEO from 1st August 2020. Anne, born and bred in Liverpool, has over 20 years in senior leadership roles in commercial and social enterprise sector organisations including a significant role at the British Red Cross where she achieved significant growth of Red Cross Training a multimillion-pound social enterprise during her time with them.

“I am thrilled and privileged to have this incredible opportunity to lead Blackburne House Group in its next chapter. My experience has shown me the value of confidence-building education, supported by successful social enterprise and I look forward to joining the team on a journey of empowering women in a safe and welcoming environment, building on the amazing vision and legacy of our Founder, Claire Dove.” For further details contact:- Liz Cross, Chair of Blackburne House Group c/o Carole Joel on  0151 709 4356


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