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Guide Dogs’ Chairman to step down in September

20 Mar 2015

John StewartGuide Dogs’ Chairman, John Stewart, has decided to step down when his term comes to an end in September 2015, as he has taken the personal decision to reduce his workload.

Guide Dogs has now begun a search for another high-calibre individual, who is passionate about helping people living with sight loss, to become our new Chairman. Specialist recruitment consultants Saxton Bampfylde are supporting the search, and the post will be advertised in The Times online.

Guide Dogs Chief Executive, Richard Leaman, said: “I would like to extend our warmest thanks to John for the invaluable part he has played in making Guide Dogs the fantastic charity it is today.

“During his time with us, John has overseen many significant projects including our collaboration with Vision 2020, our work with Microsoft and Future Cities Catapult on Cities Unlocked, and Blind Children UK becoming part of the Guide Dogs family. He has also overseen some excellent initiatives to improve how we manage and govern ourselves as an organisation, leaving us fighting fit for the future.

“We look forward to maintaining links with John and updating him on our work in the future.”