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Community Integrated Care chair to step down


Libby Raper will leave her role at CIC next year. 

The chair of a national social care charity has announced she will leave her post in 2024 after five years in the role. 

Libby Raper joined Community Integrated Care (CIC) in 2018, with the charity set to appoint a new voice to its board in March 2024. 

Libby joined the charity in 2018 with a wealth of leadership experience from both the public and private sector, whilst also having held senior chair roles for almost a decade. 

Libby’s previous non-executive appointments include, chair of the board of trustees for Leeds College of Music, vice chair at York NHS Teaching Hospital and chair of arts disability charity, The Art House. 

During her tenure at CIC, Libby has been instrumental in many of the charity’s key achievements - including architecting two organisational strategies, shaping operational structure to support growth in key areas, and using her passion for the arts, sports, and cultural fields to nurture many life-changing community partnership projects. 

She said: “Throughout the past five years, it has been a privilege to witness first-hand, the unwavering dedication of our teams to improving the lives of the people we support. 

“I am immensely proud of my time at Community Integrated Care, and step down knowing that collectively we have enabled thousands of people to live the best lives possible.” 

“I know that our charity is well placed to take the next steps in its proud, 35-year history. We have a strong, capable leadership team, committed and passionate colleagues, and a board of trustees that each bring considerable strengths from their diverse and distinguished careers. 

“As we look to the years ahead, I’m confident that our bold vision for the future will be in safe hands.” 

Most recently, Libby has led the recruitment and appointment of the charity’s CEO, Jim Kane. 

He said: “Within her time with us, Libby has made an enormous impact – her progressive vision and ambition for the organisation has led Community Integrated Care through many successes. 

“Most importantly, Libby has been a powerful advocate for our colleagues and the people we support being at the heart of everything we do and has embodied our core values throughout, especially in moments of challenge and most notably throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Whilst everyone at our charity will be extremely sad to say goodbye, she leaves with our sincerest gratitude for her incredible contribution and bestows a wonderful legacy. 

“Libby has ensured that her successor is on a strong footing, and we look forward to welcoming applications to follow her as our chair of the board of trustees in 2024.”



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