Guide Dogs appoints Andrew Lennox as new CEO
Guide Dogs announced today that Andrew Lennox has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the charity. An experienced business leader, Andrew will succeed Tom Wright and assume responsibilities on 20 September.
After six years as CEO, Tom Wright is stepping down to take up other non-executive director roles, although he will continue to be a volunteer with Guide Dogs, looking after guide dog mum Dolly.
Andrew Lennox worked as CEO of Apposite Imaging Holdings Company for four years. Before that, he was CEO at Eden Futures.
Jamie Hambro, Chair of the Trustees commented: “The Board of Trustees and I are delighted to welcome Andrew as our new chief executive. We know he will lead the organisation to deliver our clear priorities for 2023 and beyond, so that we can support more people with sight loss to live their lives to the full.”
Andrew, on joining Guide Dogs: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Guide Dogs as their next Chief Executive. I am looking forward to working alongside a truly dedicated team and volunteers to continue the work they do to help people with sight loss of all ages – and their families – to fulfil their potential and live the life they choose.”
About Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs is here to help the two million people living with sight loss live the life they choose. Children and adults. Friends and family. Our expert staff, volunteers and life-changing dogs are here to help people affected by sight loss live actively, independently, and well. Founded in 1934, following our first partnerships in 1931, we are a charity that is almost entirely dependent on donations. Find out more at www.guidedogs.org.uk.