Disability charity promotes operations director to CEO

Fitzroy has promoted its director of operations and business development Angela Murphy to the role of chief executive.

She joined the charity, which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, four years ago and previously held senior roles in the NHS and local government.

Murphy takes up her new role next month and replaces Anna Galliford who is retiring after 20 years with the charity

“Having joined FitzRoy in the midst of the Covid as our director of operations and business development, Angela’s energy, vision and passion have transformed the impact of our work over the past four years,” said the charity’s chair Martin Kyndt.

“Building on this outstanding achievement, we are confident Angela has the qualities we require to lead FitzRoy in the successful implementation of its ambitious and exciting new strategy and the Board very much looks forward to supporting her in this vital work.”

Murphy added: “As a society, our understanding of learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions has much improved, but the people we support still face many inequalities.

“We are constantly working with them and their families to overcome the day-to-day barriers they face. I am excited to become FitzRoy’s chief executive at such a pivotal time, and looking forward to driving innovation and making the greatest impact for the people we support.”

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