Our Chair, Libby Raper, to step down
Community Integrated Care has announced the departure of its Chair of the Board of Trustees, Libby Raper, who will be stepping down from the role in March 2024 after five years.
Libby joined our charity in 2018, with a wealth of leadership experience from both the public and private sector, whilst also having held Senior Chair roles for almost a decade. Libby’s previous non-executive appointments include, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Leeds College of Music, Vice Chair at York NHS Teaching Hospital and Chair of arts disability charity, The Art House.
During her tenure at Community Integrated Care, Libby has been instrumental in many of our key achievements; architecting two organisational strategies, shaping our operational structure to support growth in key areas, and using her passion for the arts, sports, and cultural fields to nurture many life-changing community partnership projects.
Most recently, Libby has expertly led the recruitment and appointment of our charity’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Kane, setting us up on a confident path for the years ahead.
Jim Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Community Integrated Care said: “Within her time with us, Libby has made an enormous impact – her progressive vision and ambition for the organisation has led Community Integrated Care through many successes. Most importantly, Libby has been a powerful advocate for our colleagues and the people we support being at the heart of everything we do and has embodied our core values throughout, especially in moments of challenge and most notably throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.”
He continued, “Whilst everyone at our charity will be extremely sad to say goodbye, she leaves with our sincerest gratitude for her incredible contribution and bestows a wonderful legacy. Libby has ensured that her successor is on a strong footing, and we look forward to welcoming applications to follow her as our Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2024.”
On her departure, Libby commented: “Throughout the past five years, it has been a privilege to witness first-hand, the unwavering dedication of our teams to improving the lives of the people we support. I am immensely proud of my time at Community Integrated Care, and step down knowing that collectively we have enabled thousands of people to live the best lives possible.”
She continued, “I know that our charity is well placed to take the next steps in its proud, 35-year history. We have a strong, capable leadership team, committed and passionate colleagues, and a Board of Trustees that each bring considerable strengths from their diverse and distinguished careers. As we look to the years ahead, I’m confident that our bold vision for the future will be in safe hands.”