Cornwall VSF names new CEO


Cornwall VSF has appointed Emma Rowse as its new chief executive. The move will see interim CEO Kate Perkin become deputy CEO in addition to director of partnerships and innovation.

Rowse was selected by the board of trustees following an extensive and highly competitive search including stakeholder and staff panels.

Rowse, current chair of trustees at Volunteer Cornwall, has previously held the position of trustee on the board at Cornwall VSF and brings with her significant experience within the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VSCE) sector as well as the public sector.

Having worked for national charities, local clinical commissioning groups, public health and NHS England, she has over a decade of experience in integration of health and care services locally, regionally, and nationally.

She said: “I am really excited to be joining Cornwall VSF at a time when the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is needed more than ever. The wealth of experience and expertise in the sector is an inspiration and by working in partnership with each other and our public sector colleagues, we can deliver more for people and communities in Cornwall.”