We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Howells as Carers Trust’s new CEO.

Gareth Howells

Gareth will take up the leadership of Carers Trust in December after stepping down from Carers Trust South East Wales, a Carers Trust Network Partner that he has led since 2015.

Looking forward to his new appointment, Gareth says “supporting unpaid carers has never been more important”. It’s an issue he understands only too well, he explains: “having been a young carer myself, I understand first-hand the unique challenges and pressures carers face.”

As well as passion and commitment to improving support for the UK’s unpaid carers, Gareth also brings a wealth of relevant experience to his new role, having previously worked in senior management positions within the Mind network, housing, local government and the private sector.

He is now committed to using his experience as both a carer and outstanding leader to ensuring that the voices of the UK’s unpaid carers are heard and that they have access to the right information, advice and support: 

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at Carers Trust as we work towards becoming the leading charity for unpaid carers in the UK. I’m looking forward to working with our trustees, our staff, our Network Partners and unpaid carers to improve support, services and recognition for unpaid carers across the UK.”

Welcoming Gareth’s appointment as CEO of Carers Trust, John McLean, Chair of Carers Trust’s Board of Trustees, said:

“We are thrilled with Gareth’s appointment as Carers Trust’s new CEO. Outstanding leadership is a thread running right through his career in both the voluntary and private sectors, as are his ability to inspire colleagues and transform the culture of an organisation. These qualities will be vital to leading Carers Trust at a time when our population is ageing and there is ever increasing pressure on health and social care budgets - with all the consequent pressures this is placing on millions of unpaid carers across the UK.”