Julie Jones CBE to succeed Stephen Alexander as Chairman of Look Ahead

Published: 2nd March 2017
We are pleased to announce that Look Ahead’s Board of Management have appointed Julie Jones to be the organisation’s next Chairman. She will succeed Stephen Alexander in the summer.

Julie is an existing member of Look Ahead's Board and will succeed Stephen Alexander as Chairman

Stephen Alexander is stepping down after more than six years in the role. Stephen became Chairman in January 2011 and has steered the organisation through a period of significant change. The Board would like to thank Stephen for his exemplary leadership and the valuable contribution he has made to Look Ahead’s continued success.

Julie is an existing member of Look Ahead’s Board and has a wealth of social care, health and housing experience. She was Deputy Chief Executive of Westminster City Council where she had responsibility for adults’, children’s and strategic housing and homelessness services. In 2005, Julie was elected President of ADASS, the association of directors of adult social services and from 2007-2012, she was Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). In 2009 she was awarded a CBE for services to local government and social care.

Julie said: “It is a privilege to be taking over the Chair of Look Ahead from Stephen and look forward to working with the Board and the senior team to continue the excellent work already under way.  We face many challenges in the coming years but I am confident Look Ahead will carry on finding new ways to meet the needs and aspirations of our customers who are at the heart of everything we do.”

Julie will commence in post following Look Ahead’s Annual General Meeting on 28th June 2017.