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Charlie O’Dell Appointed New CEO of the Dove Service

Charlie O’Dell – New CEO of the Dove Service


The Dove Service is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer – Charlie O’Dell. An accredited Counsellor, Charlie joined the organisation in 2009 with a wide range of experience across different sectors, and has since been instrumental in the strategic development of the organisation as well as managing the development of new services across the North West.

Glynn Buckley, Chair of the Board of Trustees said “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that, with effect from 09 November 2017, Charlie O’Dell (our interim chief executive officer) has been appointed CEO on a permanent basis. The appointment was made after a very careful and thorough evaluation of the challenges facing TDS and an assessment of the best person to lead the Senior Management Team in grappling with these challenges. Over the last 12 months or so, Charlie has shown her qualities of leadership and vision and has clearly demonstrated her ability to lead the TDS. The Board of Trustees looks forward to working with Charlie to deliver the charitable objectives of the TDS in the future.”

On her appointment Charlie O’Dell said “I know from my own experiences, and from my work here at the Dove Service, how challenging grief is in its many forms, and how important it is for the communities we serve to be able to access our specialist support when they most need it. It is an honour for me to lead the dedicated, hard-working teams at the Dove Service in what are challenging times for the voluntary sector and I am looking forward to developing the charity further so that we can reach many more people in the future.”