2nd September, 2020

Guild Care has announced the appointment of Alex Brooks-Johnson as its new interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Alex, who has been working at our charity for a year in several senior positions, brings over 20 years of voluntary and charity sector experience. This includes Chief Executive roles at both a carers and a children’s charity where he helped shape and grow community-based services.

Our charity has undergone significant changes over recent months due to the impact of Covid-19 and is now restructuring for the future. Driven by the passion and expertise she has displayed for the past 11 years, our former CEO Suzanne Millard will be concentrating on leading our care homes through their next phase of development, whilst Alex will oversee changes to our charity’s community-based services in his interim role.

Guild Care interim Chief Executive Officer Alex Brooks-Johnson

Alex Brooks-Johnson, Guild Care's interim Chief Executive Officer

Alex said of his appointment: “Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported Guild Care and to all our staff and volunteers for their continued hard work and dedication during this very difficult time. I’m very proud and excited to be leading this great local charity as we move towards a new chapter in our history.

“Covid-19 has highlighted how strong the community is in and around Worthing, and how much of a part of that community Guild Care is. We have a responsibility to help older people, people living with dementia and children and adults with learning disabilities in whatever ways we can, and I’m looking forward to further building the links we have with the community to make that happen.”

Antonia Hopkins, Chair of our Board of Trustees, said: “I’m delighted to appoint Alex as our new interim CEO. He brings a wealth of charity experience and strategic leadership to Guild Care and the Board looks forward to working very closely with him in helping to secure the future of the charity.”

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