Bradford-based domestic abuse and sexual violence charity, Staying Put, has recruited three new board members during a period of growth for the organisation.

Paula Gardner, Adrian Gaughan and Jamil Ismail were officially welcomed to the board at the charity’s AGM in late last year.

Paula who is joining the charity as Co-chair has 14 years’ experience working within domestic abuse, housing and safeguarding the most vulnerable. She is currently the operations director at the wellbeing charity Barca Leeds. 

A passionate fundraiser, Adrian works as the director of strategy and propositions at the finance company Experian, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience within corporate fundraising and governance.

 Jamil Ismail is a director at Petherbridge Bassra Solicitors in Bradford, and specialises in children’s and family law. He also bring a wealth of expertise as a NED working in the charity sector.

 The new additions to the board come as the charity implements a restructure following extensive growth over the last year.

 Yasmin Khan, chief executive officer of Staying Put, says:

“I am thrilled we have appointed three exceptional leaders to our diverse and inclusive board. This is an exciting time for the Staying Put Group. We have done an excellent job in serving our incredible beneficiaries for the last 20 years, the new board members will help us focus on how do we do even better, for the next 20 years!”

 The new board members will assist in driving forward our new 5-year strategic plan, to meet beneficiary expectations.  Working closely with our existing skilled board to help improve, boost, innovate and grow the charity. 

 Staying Put’s helpline is open from 9.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-4.30pm, Monday to Friday. If people need help, they should call 0800 2800 999.

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