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Appointment of new Chief Executive

02 Jun 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Wright CBE as the charity’s new Chief Executive, effective mid-September.

Jamie Hambro, Chairman of Guide Dogs Board of Trustees, said: “We are all delighted that Tom will be taking on the role of Chief Executive of Guide Dogs.  He brings with him a wealth of experience from Age UK and Age International where he has been their CEO for nearly nine years. He has the knowledge, experience and background to lead the organisation and ensure the delivery of a range of life-changing services to those living with sight loss.”

Tom Wright adds: “I am thrilled and honoured to have been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Guide Dogs.  It is an exciting time to be joining the charity as it is doing more now than ever before to help people who are blind or partially sighted gain freedom and independence.”

Acting Chief Executive Steve Vaid will be promoted to Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with Tom Wright.

Tom Wright