The following changes have been made to the Bromley by Bow Centre Board to reflect an important phase in the Centre’s on-going development.
Professor Ajit Lalvani has stepped down from his role as Chair of the Bromley by Bow Centre after nine years at the helm. However, we are delighted that Ajit will remain a Trustee of the charity and continue to advocate so effectively for our holistic, community approach to transforming the health of people facing the toughest challenges in life.
Ajit has led the organisation with distinction and brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role; not least as a leading expert in respiratory disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the extreme pressure of this professional position that has led to a change in the role of Chair.
We are pleased to announce that Simon Bevan, our current Treasurer, has agreed to become Chair for an interim period, until a permanent successor is recruited. Simon has been a tremendous supporter of the Bromley by Bow Centre for over a decade. We are delighted he feels able to take on this role at such a significant time in the Centre’s development. David Smeed, a trustee for over six years and member of the Finance Sub-Committee, is taking on the role of Treasurer, replacing Simon.
The whole team at the Bromley by Bow Centre want to thank Ajit Lalvani for his inspirational leadership over the past nine years and we look forward to his continuing support and unique contribution as a Trustee.
This is a time when the work of the Bromley by Bow Centre is more vital than ever as we deliver life-saving frontline services in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. The needs in our community are increasing dramatically, whilst the organisation faces funding shortages, as money becomes tighter in the economy. The staff and trustees appreciate Simon Bevan taking on the interim chairship at this time and look forward to supporting his leadership of the charity in the months ahead.