Valleys Kids is undergoing a major transition process. After four decades of pioneering innovation, establishing Valleys Kids as a remarkable charity that has changed the lives of thousands of individuals in ex-mining communities in the South Wales Valleys, founding members, Richard Morgan MBE, Funding Director and Margaret Jervis MBE DL, Operational Director are handing the community regeneration baton to a new Chief Executive Officer. Following a rigorous selection process, the Board of Trustees has unanimously appointed Elise Stewart as the new CEO.
Elise joined Valleys Kids ten years ago. Under her leadership, Valleys Creative and The Factory in Porth have become key elements taking forward Valleys Kids’ social enterprise initiatives. She is in the process of building new Senior Leadership and Fundraising Teams. Click here for information on new posts of Fundraising Manager and Digital Marketing & Fundraising Officer and Trusts & Foundation Fundraiser.
She is very much looking forward to her new role:
“I am delighted to be new Chief Executive Officer of Valleys Kids; it is both an honour and a privilege. Richard and Margaret have big shoes to fill and the challenges ahead are mighty at this time, as we move out of the pandemic. I know I have a fabulous team behind me in the organisation within the community, volunteers, staff and Board as well as the founding Ambassadors. It’s an exciting time with lots of opportunities to grasp”.
Valleys Kids are fortunate to have the support of The Waterloo Foundation, who will be supporting the CEO post for the next 3 years. TWF Trustees commented:
“We are very pleased to be associated with this next phase in Valleys Kids’ development, which will build upon the strong foundations and commitment demonstrated over the last 40 years under the leadership of founders, Richard and Margaret. We greatly value the work they do and send our very best wishes to Elise, the team at Valleys Kids, Trustees and volunteers, as they continue to strive to support and inspire the people they work with and to secure the future of the essential work of Valleys Kids for many, many years to come.”