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Dan Corry appointed Chair of Carers Trust

Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital and former Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit, has been appointed as the new Chair of UK charity Carers Trust.

He will take up the position in May, using his vast experience in public policy and economics to help Carers Trust and its network of local carer organisations transform the lives of unpaid carers across the UK.

Dan takes over the role from outgoing Chair John McLean, who has led the charity through significant change since 2018 and leaves a strong platform for Dan to continue Carers Trust’s vital work.

Dan is currently the CEO of New Philanthropy Capital, a thinktank and consultancy that aims to help the social sector achieve maximum impact.

His previous roles include Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister on the Economy from 2007 to 2010. He has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Treasury, worked as a special adviser to a number of Secretaries of State and run the New Local Government Network (now called New Local).

Dan Corry said:

"I am really pleased be taking over the role of Chair of Carers Trust. It is a cause that affects so many people - three in five of us will be an unpaid carer at some point in our lives. The work of Carers Trust, with its powerful local network and its strong advocacy, is something I care deeply about.

“I hope that my experience in the government, policy and comms world, my deep knowledge of the charity sector, and my experience in charity governance will help take Carers Trust forward, building on the work of my predecessor John McLean and working with CEO Kirsty McHugh."

Alongside his other roles, Dan is a trustee of homelessness charity St Mungo’s. He was formerly a trustee of immigration and diversity museum 19 Princelet Street and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

Carers Trust’s CEO, Kirsty McHugh, said:

“Carers Trust is already a powerful force for good, with its networks penetrating communities across the UK. However, with health and social care in crisis and with local carer organisations facing ever greater demands, we know there is so much more we need to do to ensure that unpaid carers get a fair deal in society. I’m delighted that Dan is joining us as our new Chair and I am really excited about what we can all achieve together.”


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