New group director appointed


Avenues has confirmed Caroline Neal as its new Group Director of People.

The new post will develop and lead the strategy to ensure the organisation continues to offer sector- leading careers.

Caroline was previously Head of Human Resources, and was appointed following a rigorous recruitment process by the Group’s trustees.

She has worked for Avenues for 15 years, and takes up the new post with immediate effect.

Caroline said “I know first hand what an incredible place to work Avenues is, and I’m really excited about extending our offer to more people who share our values and want to make a positive difference to others’ lives.

“I’ll be working hard with my teams and fellow directors over the life of our new strategic plan to ensure that we provide a rewarding employment experience for everyone that works for us, and make Avenues an even better place to work.”

Group Chief Executive Jo Land said: “We had some exceptional applicants for this new role and it speaks volumes about Caroline that she was ultimately successful. Offering career progression is really important in the sector, whether you work in operations or in the office and we’re really proud of the way staff can develop with Avenues. Caroline’s career is another shining example of this.”

Avenues new leadership team:

    Jo Land, Group Chief Executive Officer

    Nicola Ford, Group Director of Finance

    Dan Gower-Smith, Group Director of Operations

    Karina Hourd, Group Director of Business Development

    Caroline Neal, Group Director of People

    Steven Parker, Group Director of Housing

Group Director of People Caroline Neal
Group Director of People Caroline Neal