Chris Maidment To Lead The Charity As Outgoing Chair, Kerry Rubie, Becomes Patron
Friends of the Elderly, the charity which runs care homes, day care services and a grant giving service for older people living on low incomes, is delighted to welcome Chris Maidment as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Chris takes over the role from Kerry Rubie who, after 25 years of committed work at the Charity, is becoming a Patron.
President of Friends of the Elderly, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy received Kerry and Chris in St James’s Palace on Thursday, 2nd December.
Chris joined Friends of the Elderly’s Board of Trustees in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of experience within the charity sector.
For nearly 25 years, Chris was an Assurance Partner at PwC, one of the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms, where his clients ranged from FTSE 100 to small, owner managed businesses, and for nine years he was responsible for the Charity Sector clients in the PwC Gatwick office.
Commenting on his new appointment, Chris said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Friends of the Elderly. I am excited to work with my colleagues to continue our ongoing commitment to put the care, mental and physical health and wellbeing of older people at the heart of all our activities.
“Building on Kerry’s hard work and success, I am committed to ensuring our care teams have the support they need to continue to provide exceptional levels of care.”
Kerry added: “It has been a privilege to work with Friends of the Elderly for the past 25 years and I look forward to continuing to support the Charity as a Patron. I am delighted to hand over the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees to Chris, who I know will continue to ensure that Friends of the Elderly supports older people in need and that our residents and service users receive the highest quality care.”