St Petrocs appoints new CEO

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St Petrocs has appointed Henry Meacock as its new chief executive, succeeding Steve Ellis, who has stepped down after 20 years in the role.

Meacock spent the initial part of his career in the private sector based in the north west before relocating to Cornwall in 2012 where he moved into social housing work. He became a trustee and treasurer of St Petrocs in 2014, before joining the charity on a full-time basis as director of IT, data analytics and environmental strategy in early 2020.

“It is an honour to take up the position of chief executive of St Petrocs,” he said. “The charity was founded, all those years ago, based on a set of values that remain as strong today as they ever were. The trustees, staff, volunteers and supporters are all committed to ending homelessness in Cornwall and it is a privilege for me to lead them in this pursuit.”

Chair of trustees, John Cousins, added: “I am delighted to welcome Henry to the role of chief executive at St Petrocs. He demonstrated a commitment to the values of the organisation throughout the selection process and we, as a board of trustees, are confident in his determination to stand up for the rights of the people we support.

“I would like to take the opportunity to express our enormous gratitude for everything that Steve Ellis has done for people facing homelessness in Cornwall since he joined St Petrocs in 1999. Steve has led the charity with the utmost integrity and personal commitment.  There are very few people who display Steve’s knowledge, expertise and compassion in supporting people who are facing homelessness.”

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