British Tinnitus Association CEO steps down after 12 years

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA)’s chief executive David Stockdale is stepping down in June after 12 years leading the charity.

The charity raises funding to carry out research into tinnitus and support those who have the condition, which is often described as buzzing or ringing in the ears.

“After 12 amazing years I have decided to take on a new challenge,” said Stockdale.
“This has been an extremely difficult decision to make – I love working with and for the BTA and the tinnitus community it serves. I am proud of all we have achieved and what is planned for the future.

“I have always sought to lead the BTA to do what serves the best interests of those living with tinnitus, combining support with research. However, it is time for someone else to have the honour of leading the BTA.”

BTA chair Lynne Gillon added: “The BTA trustee board are particularly grateful to David for having built the charity from an income of £300,000 to over £1.3m and creating the infrastructure whereby the team can move forward with confidence into the next phase of major growth.

“Thanks to David, we are now in a position of strength to take forward our flagship project – creating a Tinnitus Biobank – which will transform our understanding and knowledge of tinnitus.

“We have begun our search for David’s successor, who will be someone with the energy and passion to continue this essential work and create long-lasting benefits for people living with tinnitus around the globe”.

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