A New Chief Executive for Community Action Hertsmere
Heather Walsh, currently CEO of Community Action Hertsmere is leaving Hertsmere for
the beautiful county of Cornwall. Heather has been an inspiration for all charities
and volunteers in the borough and she will be very much missed. Heather had built
relationships with all our partners, including Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire
County Council, Affinity Sutton, Three Valleys CCG, Goldsborough Care and many more.
She always had time to talk with people and find out what was needed and her legacy
is in the very many groups she has helped to establish and grow.
Sad as it is to see Heather go, the Trustees of CAH, have appointed Stephen Craker
to take over as CEO from the middle of August. Stephen has a wide understanding
of the voluntary sector and has worked in Barnet on health, community cohesion and
wellbeing issues, as well as being Chair of governors of a local primary school.
He has a wide strategic vision and has been a trustee of CAH before stepping down
to be CEO. Sue Pearlman, Chair of CAH commented “following a wide recruitment process,
Stephen demonstrated that he was the outstanding candidate for the position, and
we look forward to working with him”.