Janet Haugh will join Ypeople at the turn of the year from Mary's Meals International
A charity boss is on the move.
Janet Haugh has been named as the new chief executive of Ypeople, which provides support for vulnerable people across Scotland.
Haugh will join from May’s Meals International, where she has served as chief executive since last year.
She will take over in January after existing Ypeople boss Joe Connolly retires, bringing an end to a career of more than 40 years in social work and care.
Haugh has dedicated her career to service in the charitable and public sectors and boasts extensive experience in public finance. An accountant by profession, she started her career in the NHS before spending 14 years in local government.
She joined a newly registered charitable leisure trust in 2007, where she helped lead the organisation as it doubled its income over a five-year period, and initially joined Mary’s Meals as financial controller in 2012.
Haugh said: “I am delighted to be joining this wonderful charity which is making a difference to so many people’s lives. Ypeople is passionate about delivering services that support the most vulnerable members of our society, with them at the very heart of our plans, and I was incredibly impressed by this approach.
“I am excited to be joining Ypeople at as it looks forward to celebrating 200 years of supporting the people of Scotland and I relish the opportunity to grow and develop the services offered, to enable even more people make positive change in their lives.”
Bertie Hunt, chair of the charity’s board, said: “We are delighted to announce that Janet will be taking the helm of our organisation.
“She emerged from a strong field of candidates and impressed the board with her professional experience, passion for our mission and vision for the charity.
“We have no doubt that the background and the expertise Janet will bring to Ypeople are going to be positive for the future of the charity and for the wellbeing of those we support.
“Our long-serving CEO Joe Connolly will be greatly missed. It has been a pleasure to work with him for so many years. The charity would not be where we are today without Joe’s management, expertise and experience.”