The Springboard Charity has announced the planned retirement of its long serving CEO, Anne Pierce MBE, who is stepping down after 23 years at the helm.
She leaves behind an impressive legacy, having transformed Springboard into a prominent national industry charity; offering inspirational careers and education programmes, as well as pioneering and award-winning employability provision.
Alongside this, she has championed hospitality careers, with an innovative range of campaigns to attract talent and promote the industry as a great place to work.
Under Anne’s leadership, Springboard has supported some 150,000 students into careers and helped over 100,000 unemployed and disadvantaged adults into employment.
She has garnered widespread and longstanding support from the industry’s most prominent organisations and personalities, as well developing sound partnerships with Government and other stakeholders.
Anne Pierce said: “Early retirement was my plan for the end of our milestone 30th year. It will be an incredible wrench as I adore Springboard and the impact it has – I still get emotional when I hear stories about the positive difference we’ve made to people’s lives. It is the right moment to let a new, creative and motivated leader drive Springboard to even greater heights.”
Springboard’s Life President, Stephen Moss CBE, said ‘’When I founded Springboard in London 30 years ago, I could not have believed it would grow in impact, reputation and scale into the truly impressive national organisation that it is today. None of that would have been possible without Anne’s leadership, vision, dynamism, incredible energy and commitment.”
Details on the recruitment of a successor will be announced shortly.