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Simon Hopkins to leave national poverty charity Turn2us

National poverty charity Turn2us has announced that its Chief Executive, Simon Hopkins, is to step down in the summer after almost five years at the charity. He is to take up a senior position in the education sector.

Simon joined Turn2us in September 2013 as Deputy Chief Executive and became Chief Executive Officer in October 2014. He has led the charity through a comprehensive transformation programme which saw a significant improvement in financial resilience as well as a fundamental rebrand. Turn2us's trustees will be starting the process of looking for his successor immediately.

Simon Hopkins said: "Turn2us provides a genuine lifeline to so many. I was struck by the extraordinary nature of its work and its longer term potential back in 2014 and I am even more convinced today. The need to get meaningful practical help to those who hit hard times has never been greater and Turn2us remains a critical player in that wider system of reliable and compassionate support."

Sally O'Sullivan, Chair of the Trustees at Turn2us said: "Simon has driven through an ambitious programme of change at Turn2us and leaves the charity with a renewed focus to get help to people who need it before they are pulled into crisis poverty. He can be rightly proud of the organisation he has done so much to develop, and we wish him well in moving to the education sector."

Source: Turn2Us