Affinity Trust has welcomed the appointment of Jenny Edwards CBE to its board of trustees.
Until recently, Jenny was Chief Executive at the Mental Health Foundation/Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The Mental Health Foundation is the originator and promoter of Mental Health Awareness Week, among many other areas of work.
Earlier in her career, Jenny was Chief Executive of Homeless Link and Director of the National Campaign for the Arts. She has also been a member of a number of national policy and advisory groups.
In 2011, Jenny was awarded a CBE for services to disadvantaged people.
Jenny said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Affinity Trust board. The charity’s work touches the lives of many hundreds of people with learning disabilities and their families. I’m looking forward to meeting many of them as I visit the services, and to supporting the excellent work of Leo and all the people who work for Affinity Trust across the UK.”
Chief executive Leo Sowerby said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jenny Edward as a new trustee and are confident that her experience and passion will be great assets to Affinity Trust.”