Welcoming 3VA’s new CEO, John Williams

7 April 2021

Following a lengthy recruitment process, 3VA’s Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that they have appointed John Williams as the new Chief Executive of 3VA.

Most recently the Chief Executive at Crawley Community Action, John has recent and relevant experience of the impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. In Crawley he worked with local authorities and the NHS to put community action at the heart of the local pandemic response.

John also has hands on experience of the VCSE sector in his home town of Brighton, working both as a consultant providing change management advice and as a trustee for a start-up in Moulsecoomb. Previously, John was employed by the Workers Educational Association providing high quality education to disadvantaged communities across the UK to transform lives and increase social mobility.

Gary Walsh, Chair of 3VA’s Board of Trustees said:

“We are very much looking forward to John bringing his extensive experience to the role and progressing 3VA’s ambitious plans building on the fantastic work of former CEO Adam Chugg and all of the staff and volunteers of 3VA.”

John said:

“I’m delighted to be appointed Chief Executive at 3VA at a time when the community and voluntary sector have never been needed more. I’m looking forward to meeting the team and all 3VA’s partners across East Sussex and working collaboratively to deliver support and resources to our communities.”

The Board of Trustees would like to thank Jenny Watson and Miriam Wilkinson for stepping in as Interim Chief Executive and to acknowledge the role played by those staff who worked differently to secure consistency and continuity at 3VA over this period.


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