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Circles UK Appoints New Chief Executive

Circles UK, the national charity that supports its member projects in their work with communities, using volunteers to reduce sexual reoffending, has appointed Liz Brown as its new Chief Executive. Liz, who succeeds Stephen Hanvey, has an extensive background in leading charities which provide advocacy and community-based practical and emotional support, principally through volunteers, in the hospice, health and social care, and military welfare sectors. Her most recent appointment was Chief Executive of Dorothy House Hospice near Bath where 1000 volunteers work alongside nurses and doctors to support patients with end of life needs and their families. She was previously Director, Services Support for SSAFA (Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Airmen’s Families Association), leading 1000 volunteers who deliver a range of support, including for victims of crime, to the military community in the UK and overseas.

Circles UK Chair, Gerry Marshall, said: “We are delighted to welcome Liz to Circles UK at a very exciting time in the charity’s development. The key priority will be to further develop the infrastructure we need to achieve our goal to be the UK’s recognised leader in rehabilitating high-risk sexual offenders.”

“I am looking forward to joining the Circles UK team and with them taking this innovative and ground-breaking charity to the next stage. I am really inspired by the work of Circles volunteers whose dedication and passion to help sexual offenders take responsibility for their past and future actions motivated me to apply for this role. I look forward to meeting Circles members and partners across the UK in the coming weeks,” added Liz.

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Circles UK, as the umbrella charity for Circles Projects across England Wales can provide information on the availability of Circles across England and Wales and how to volunteer for our work. Circles UK itself does not provide advice or counselling. In a situation when anyone contacting us provides identifying information and raises our concerns that a child is at risk, or a criminal offence has been committed of which the police may be unaware, we will pass that information onto the appropriate agencies.