New group director appointed - Avenues Group

New group director appointed

Thursday 15th of October 2020

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.

Caroline Neal
Group Director of People Caroline Neal

“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

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