St Mungo’s executive director of strategy and development Rebecca Sycamore will lead the organisation on an interim basis, following the sudden death of CEO Steve Douglas at the weekend.
Douglas died suddenly at his home last Sunday at the age of 57.
Sycamore takes over as interim CEO immediately. She has been with the charity for more than eight years.
Chair Joanna Killian said that it continues “to be a very difficult time for Steve’s family, friends and colleagues”.
“Our thoughts remain with Steve’s family and friends and we thank all those who have reached out to offer their condolences. It shows how highly regarded Steve was,” she added.
“While the circumstances of this appointment are tragic, I am certain that Rebecca will be given the support she needs to lead St Mungo’s through a challenging time to ensure the excellent service we provide to many people in need continues.
“We will continue with this interim arrangement while we take time to carefully consider plans for a permanent appointment into this role.”
Steve Douglas was a champion of diversity across our organisation. Today, our Diversity Day Walks will offer both staff and the people we support the opportunity to get to know the diversity of their local area. #CelebrateDiversity pic.twitter.com/3ZEMu7JUM0— St Mungo's (@StMungos) May 11, 2022