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Peace centre chief executive to leave
12:00pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
AFTER almost nine years of leading the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace, chief executive Clare White has announced she is moving on.
The charity was set up by Wendy and Colin Parry following the tragic loss of their twelve-year-old son Tim in the Warrington bombing in 1993 and supports anyone affected by political violence, conflict and acts of terror.
Under Clare’s leadership since January 2004, the foundation has worked with more than 25,000 people, expanded nationally and internationally and acts as advisor to both UK and European Government on the aftercare of victims of terrorism and the prevention of violent radicalisation of young people.
Clare, who will be leaving at the end of September to take up a position as director of Alder Hey Children’s Charity, said: “I have had the good fortune to work with some of the most dedicated, experienced and inspiring people during my time at the foundation.
“The staff team here is exceptional and I have been very lucky to work with them for such a long time.
“It has been a real team effort to build the charity to what it is today.
“Those participants who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting have been an inspiration; people who have overcome real trauma and hardship and still managed to give something back to their communities.”
Chairman Colin Parry said everyone at the charity will miss Clare.
He added: “She has not just substantially developed the foundation but has engaged with a number of national and international organisations who share our commitment to support victims of political violence and promote peace and reconciliation.
“We wish Clare well in her new role.”