Exciting news as we welcome a new Chair of Trustees and a new Vice President

We are delighted to announce that on 1st April 2021, Dame Jane Roberts began her new role as Chair of Trustees for Action for Stammering Children.

We are thrilled that our former Chair, Jo Hunter, will still be involved in supporting the Charity as she takes on the role of our newest Vice President, alongside Michael Palin and Ed Balls and Jane Fraser of the Stuttering Foundation.

Jane is Research Fellow in Public Leadership at The Open University Business School.

Professionally. Jane is also a medical doctor and is an Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in London with experience of senior healthcare management in the NHS. Jane was Leader of the London Borough of Camden Council in the early 2000’s following which she has served in a range of non-executive roles including as Chair of the Councillors Commission for the Department of Communities and Local Government, Chair of Parenting UK, a member of the Ofsted board, Chair of New Local Government Network and currently Chair of the charity, Living Streets. She is a member of the Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd, and of the Advisory Group of the Welsh Centre for Public Policy. She was appointed DBE 2004.

On becoming Chair of Action for Stammering Children, Jane said:

‘When I came across the role at the Charity, I simply could not resist applying. Having stammered as a child, I felt very drawn to the role. I hope to bring that personal experience to work with the young people at the heart of the Charity, whom I will encourage to inform our strategy’.

Jo recently stepped down from her role as Chair of Trustees, she has supported the Charity for over thirteen years first as Treasurer then as Chair.

On becoming a Vice President of Action for Stammering Children, Jo said:

‘I loved being Chair of such an incredible Charity helping to transform the life chances of children and young people who stammer. Being Chair was such an honour and privilege and I am so thrilled to be able to continue supporting Action for Stammering Children as Vice President.’

Jo Hunter (and Dylan the puppy) after Jo’s final meeting as Chair of Action for Stammering Children. Jo has now been appointed as a Vice President of the Charity.

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