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Switchboard CEO to leave role

June 16, 2020

Switchboard chief executive Lyndsay Macadam is leaving in September to take on a new role with the Scottish Women’s Autism Network.

Lyndsay has headed up the organisation for the past year, developing new services with partner organisations, building on Switchboard’s work with those in our communities who face the greatest inequalities and bringing in additional funding to expand the support services Switchboard offers LGBTQ+ people in the city.

Lyndsay said: “I have really enjoyed my time as CEO at Switchboard and it has been a huge privilege to lead Brighton & Hove’s oldest LGBTQ+ charity. 

“ I am so very proud of the work the Switchboard team does in supporting and connecting LGBTQ+ individuals and communities – it has been an incredible year and I will miss Switchboard enormously.

“It has been a difficult decision to take, but personal circumstances have led me to relocate to Scotland with my partner.

“I am pleased to be leaving the charity in a solid position to continue to provide services and support to meet the evolving needs of all our diverse LGBTQ+ communities and I know that it will continue to grow and thrive under a new chief officer.

“I would like to thank the dedicated Board of Trustees and the wonderful and talented Switchboard team of staff and volunteers for their support, passion and commitment – without them there would not be a Switchboard.”

Dawn Draper, chair of trustees, added: “Lyndsay has done a fantastic job of delivering on the Switchboard strategy and consolidating our identity as she has led the organisation through our 45th anniversary year.

“In the past few months she has successfully adapted all of Switchboard’s services, more or less overnight, in response to the Covid-19 crisis and led the team through huge and unexpected change.

“While we are sad to see Lyndsay go, we are fully supportive of her decision and we wish her all the best with her relocation and future plans. We are thankful to the commitment that Lyndsay has shown in the role – she is leaving Switchboard in a strong position with a clear purpose.

“We are already in the process of recruiting a new CEO who will lead the organisation forward in to the next chapter.”

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