Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of Transform has decided to step down in June 2018 after 25 years of loyal service.
Paul’s leadership has enabled Transform to help more and more people. Through ongoing growth and development as well as last years’ merger with Redhill based Cherchefelle Housing Association, Transform enhanced the lives of over 2,000 people last year.
Paul joined Transform in 1993 as Deputy Chief Executive, and was appointed as Chief Executive in 1997. He was both involved in and promoted several initiatives to support and strengthen Surrey charities and the supported housing sector. Paul also served as trustee of Guildford YMCA for 14 years. A highlight of his career with Transform was receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to social care in Surrey in 2014.
Paul said of his retirement:
“I have been incredibly blessed to work with so many great people in this wonderful organisation, but the time has come to retire and focus more on spending time with my family and involvement at Church.
“For nearly 25 years I have seen the amazing impact Transform has had on the lives of thousands of homeless and vulnerable people. I’m looking forward to seeing how a new Chief Executive will shape and mould the future of Transform.”
Mark Austen, Transform Chairman, said of Paul’s retirement:
“We are indebted to Paul for so many things – his leadership, his respect for staff and clients, and his position within the supported housing community. His willingness to constantly put in extra time and effort has demonstrated a commitment to excellence that our clients have come to depend upon. Paul will be greatly missed by us all but I wish him well as he plans for a new chapter in his life.”
The recruitment process for a new Chief Executive will begin as soon as possible. The Board will consider both internal and external candidates and with the intention of having someone in place before Paul retires in June 2018.