New CEO for children’s charity

Children’s hospice services charity Jessie May has appointed Daniel Cheesman as its next chief executive.

He replaces Chris Roys, who is retiring after leading the charity after 17 years.

Cheeseman joins Jessie May in August from Bristol based disability charity Paul’s Place, which he has led for the last three years. He is also a former CEO of Brighton charity Switchboard and spent three years as a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) commissioning manager in West Sussex.

Jessie May offers south west of England children and their families hospice services at home

“I am excited to be starting as Jessie May’s CEO, taking over from Chris Roys who has faithfully led the charity for 17 years,” said Cheeseman.

“I am honoured to be joining a committed and passionate team and look forward to working to fulfil the charities strategy over the next few years - supporting more families, through innovative new projects and expanding the geographical reach of the trust.”

Jessie May’s chair Tiggy Atkinson added: “ Looking ahead, we are incredibly excited to welcome Daniel to Jessie May.  His key focus will be helping us implement our new strategy over the coming years, which includes developing our existing service offer and also influencing the national children’s palliative care agenda.

“During the interview process Daniel demonstrated such passion for the work Jessie May does and we all look forward to working closely with him when he joins us in August.”

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