Care charity appoints next chief


FitzRoy has promoted its operations director to chief executive, as its long-serving chief prepares to retire.

The charity, which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, said Angela Murphy had more than 25 years’ experience in health and social care.

Murphy, who will take up the reins on 1 July, has been FitzRoy’s director of operations and business development for four years.

She succeeds Anna Galliford, who announced in March that she would be retiring after more than 20 years at the charity.

Before joining FitzRoy in 2020, Murphy spent seven years as deputy director of strategy and partnerships at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group partnership. 

Prior to that, she was assistant director for commissioning, family support and specialist services at Bedford Borough Council between 2009 and 2013. 

She previously spent nine years as a county manager specialising in organisational development and partnerships at Cumbria County Council.

Murphy said: “As a society, our understanding of learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions has much improved, but the people we support still face many inequalities.

“I am excited to become FitzRoy’s chief executive at such a pivotal time, and looking forward to driving innovation and making the greatest impact for the people we support.”

Martin Kyndt, chair of FitzRoy, said: “Having joined FitzRoy in the midst of Covid-19 as our director of operations and business development, Angela’s energy, vision and passion have transformed the impact of our work over the past four years.

“We are confident Angela has the qualities we require to lead FitzRoy in the successful implementation of its ambitious and exciting new strategy and the board very much looks forward to supporting her in this vital work.”

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