CEO moves on from Paul’s Place

Paul’s Place CEO, Daniel Cheesman will be moving on from his role at the charity in the summer.

After three years Daniel will be leaving us to take on a new CEO appointment with Jessie May, the Southwest-based ‘children’s hospice at home’ charity.

Daniel joined the charity in 2019 and during this time he has worked hard to raise the profile of the charity, developed the team and led the charity through the pandemic with the creation of Paul’s Place at Home, which became a lifeline for many. In addition to this Daniel has transformed many of the internal workings of the charity, set a new strategy for the organisation and increased the annual turnover ensuring sustainability for Paul’s Place into the future.

Daniel said, “It has been a privilege to lead Paul’s Place for the last three years and I am immensely proud of the work of the team especially during the pandemic and in the recovery from it. My time with Paul’s Place has been an incredible journey and I have met some amazing people here who have taught me a lot about disability and challenged many of my preconceptions. I am pleased to be leaving the charity in a solid position as I pass the baton on. I would like to thank the dedicated Board of Trustees and the wonderful and talented Paul’s Place team of staff and volunteers for their support and commitment in supporting people at Paul’s Place to live life to the full.”

Steve Howells Chair of Trustees added; “Whilst we are sad to see Daniel go, we wish him all the best with his future career at Jessie May and we are thankful for the commitment that he has shown to Paul’s Place during the past three years.”  Steve added, “We are already in the process of recruiting a new CEO and we are working with recruiter Ben Pountney of Panoramic Associates to appoint a new CEO. In the meantime, Daniel will be working with our Operations Manager, Safeguarding Manager and Team Leaders to ensure a smooth handover and to provide continuity for the charity.” 

Paul’s Place has had a remarkable recovery from the pandemic and is back to providing a full programme of activities for physically disabled adults in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset.  The rest of the year looks to be exciting with many projects and activities planned to enable the people that Paul’s Place supports to live life to the full.