Victor Adebowale to leave Turning Point after two decades

Turning Point chief executive Lord Victor Adebowale has announced that he will be standing down after almost 20 years in the role. Lord Victor, who was keynote speaker at this year’s DDN conference (DDN, March, page 14) is to become chair of the NHS Confederation.

Turning Point chair Peter Hay called him ‘one of the most dynamic figures in health and social care today’. The organisation’s group managing director, Julie Bass, will be the new chief executive.

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Lord Victor Adebowale: ‘Turning Point has been such an important part of my life.’

‘Turning Point has been such an important part of my life,’ said Lord Victor. ‘I leave optimistic about its future and knowing that the organisation’s best years are ahead. After nearly 20 years in the role, I’ve seen Turning Point grow to support over 100,000 people in the last year alone and to employ around 4,320 people. Turnover has also grown from £20m to £131m during that time.’

The charity had never lost sight of the people it supports, he said, and they remained the ‘heart of the organisation, driving it towards an even brighter future. It’s been such a privilege to work with a brilliant team across all our services and be involved in the leadership of an organisation that I’m proud of every day’ he stated. ‘I’ll forever remain a supporter of team Turning Point and the people they serve.’

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