Phil Arkell, CEO - Resignation


(10 May 2021 12:00 am)

After nine years with Warwickshire Vision Support, and the last three as Chief Executive, I have decided that it is time for me to leave for new horizons and fresh challenges. I believe that we have achieved a great deal during the last few years and that the charity is now better positioned for the future.

During the last year, we have managed the challenges of the pandemic, developed and delivered new services, agreed a new strategy and are investing in a new property that will improve our profile and provide better access to our services.

I am proud to have been a part of these developments but now believe that it is time for someone else to take up the mantle of leadership.

The pandemic has brought things into perspective for many of us. For me, it has helped me to prioritise what I want to do with my life. Ultimately, I would like to return to the field of international development but I am also toying with the idea of taking a short break to spend time with family and friends.

Although I have a 3 months’ notice period, I have agreed that, if necessary and able, I will stay on until 17th September to manage the move to the new premises, the reopening of services and of course to ensure that there is a smooth handover to my successor.

I would like to thank everyone who has made my time with WVS such an enjoyable experience.


Phil Arkell 
CEO

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