Slough Children’s Services Trust has appointed Lisa Humphreys as its new Chief Executive.
A qualified social worker with more than 20 years’ experience in children’s social care, youth offending and early help services, Lisa will take over from the interim Chief Executive, Andrew Bunyan, in September.
Lisa will join the Trust from Wokingham Borough Council where she currently works as interim Director of Children’s Services. Prior to that, she was Assistant Director of Children’s Social Care for the London Borough of Lambeth.
Lisa has substantial experience of improving services. During the rigorous selection process she showed a clear understanding of the Trust’s current improvement journey, while demonstrating her passion and commitment to children’s services and the ability to lead the Trust on that journey.
“It is an absolute privilege to step into the role of Chief Executive for Slough Children’s Services Trust. It is such a fantastic opportunity to work towards improving outcomes for the children and families of the Borough. I am really looking forward to taking on the challenge of leading the Trust and pleased to be working with the many talented individuals and committed staff whose hard work on the improvement journey has been so impressive. For my part I bring a whole range of skills and experience which I anticipate will be essential in the complex task of changing and improving children’s social care and services for children in Slough,” said Lisa Humphreys.
Robert Tapsfield, Chairman of Trust, commented: “I am delighted that Lisa will be joining the Trust. She brings excellent leadership skills and substantial experience of improving children’s services. Slough Children’s Services Trust is committed to improving services for children and families in Slough and Lisa is the right person to be leading us on the next stage of our journey.”