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Tom Harrison takes on role as Interim Chief Executive

 

We are delighted to announce that Tom Harrison has recently been appointed as interim Chief Executive of Local Solutions. Tom has stepped up to the role following the retirement of our previous Chief Executive Steve Hawkins 

Tom has worked at Local Solutions since 2007 in a variety of roles, combining operations and development. He has designed and developed new programmes to support vulnerable people and secured and delivered grants, contracts and social investments with a track record of innovation and successful implementation.   

Prior to taking up his new role as interim CEO, Tom was Director of Programmes and Innovation, with responsibility for programme development, delivery and innovation across Local Solutions, with a particular focus on support and accommodation.

Tom is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University and holds an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School. He brings to the role a wealth of knowledge and is truly committed to developing our work and making our services more effective & efficient

“I have always been incredibly proud to be part of the Local Solutions family, and to lead through this new and exciting phase, with support from so many skilled and committed colleagues, is a great privilege.”

- Tom Harrison

All of us at Local Solutions are excited to see Tom move into this important role and look forward to working with him to improve the lives of the vulnerable people we work with. 

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