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First ever chief executive named as organisation changes its structure


All change at board and senior management level

A leading charity consultancy is changing its governance mode and installing its first ever chief executive,

After 22 years of stewardship by the Elischer family, Think consultancy is now owned by a new board of four executive directors, all of whom take on new roles and responsibilities in the business.

Michelle Chambers will become the organisation’s chief executive. In a statement the organisation said her leadership over the last eight years has seen the business go from strength-to-strength, and “we could not be prouder to be led into this new era by such an innovative and formidable female trailblazer.”

Matt Smith will be stepping into the role of managing director and successor to ensure the business’s long-term future.  In the four years Smith has been part of the team, he has made a significant impact and has been described as “inspirational.”

The statement said Gary Kernahan and Juliette Bradley will be promoted and become executive directors, as “both have shown tremendous tenacity and business acumen and will add so much to the board going forward.”

“At this moment of change we would like to extend our sincere thanks to our incredible clients, sector partners and friends for their continued support over the last two decades and look forward to working together as we navigate the challenges and opportunities to come,” the statement added.



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