ABERDEEN-based children’s charity Charlie House has welcomed Louise Andrew to the team as chief executive officer.
Mrs Andrew, a former corporate lawyer with 18 years’ experience, has held senior roles for British Energy Group plc, KCA Deutag and John Wood Group plc.
More recently she was chair and interim ceo at the charity Transition Extreme Sports Limited.
Established in 2011, Charlie House provides support for families with children who have complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions.
The charity vision has always been to have a purpose-built specialist support centre in Aberdeen. This project is currently in the planning phase, but it is hoped that the build phase will commence in 2021.
Commenting on her appointment Louise said: “I’m honoured to be joining such an amazing organisation at a pivotal point in their growth
“Having a specialist support centre right here in Aberdeen will make an incredible difference to the lives of families in the North East and I look forward to working with the team to make this a reality.”
Tracy Johnstone, Charlie House chair, said: “We are entering a key period for Charlie House as we start to move out of the planning phase for our specialist support centre and on to the build.
“Over the last couple of years, we have been working to strengthen our internal team and Board in preparation for growth, recruiting individuals with the skills and vision needed to deliver our strategy.
“Louise’s appointment is the key piece in bringing that work together.”