Building Heroes Announces CEO Resignation and Interim Chief Executive appointment

Building Heroes the leading military to construction charity announces that Karen Jefford has resigned from her position as Chief Executive Officer.

Karen was Building Heroes for 6 years and played a pivotal role in the charity's growth and success. Under her leadership, the charity has achieved significant milestones, including national growth from 4 centres to 14, won government and industry contracts, built the unique onsite academy model, successfully took the charity through the pandemic, received the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise and her own personal achievements of a Masters and Chartered Manager status.

In a statement, Karen Jefford expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to lead Building Heroes, she stated she couldn't have been prouder of all the achievements, and serving the military community has been a great honour. She thanked the board of trustees, employees, and stakeholders for their support throughout her tenure.

Board of Trustee Chair, Richard H Tucker MBE on Karen's departure said, 'We are saddened by Karen's resignation, she has been a driving force in the charity's success. Her leadership, passion, and energy will be missed, and we wish her well in her future venture.'

In a proactive move, the board of trustees has initiated a search for a new CEO, dedicated to identifying the optimal candidate to steer the charity into the next decade. In the interim, founder Brendan Williams will reprise the role of Chief Executive, providing crucial continuity for the Building Heroes team, its supporters, and beneficiaries as the organisation commemorates a decade of service to those who have served.

Building Heroes remains committed to its mission of and will continue to focus on delivering exceptional service to the military community.

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