Businessman and charity fundraiser John McLean has been appointed as the new chair of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers.

Businessman and charity fundraiser John McLean has been appointed as the new chair of Carers Trust, the UK’s largest charity for unpaid carers.

John, who takes up his post from July 5, has a long-standing relationship with several charities and has been building relationships with Carers Trust and its Network Partners for the past year. In December, he spearheaded the charity’s hugely successful first Christmas carol concert at St Mary-le-Bow Church in London.

John said:

“Part of my job will be to bang the drum for Carers Trust so that people know about the work that they do, the support that is available to carers and how policy and funding for social care are crucial to shaping the lives of the millions of unpaid carers across the UK.

“Anyone can become a carer at any time and I have seen the effects in my own family when my mother-in-law needed care. Carers do a remarkable job, with little recognition, and I look forward to meeting many more during my tenure as chair and hearing how we can continue to make a difference to their lives.”

John was a member of the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Federation Council and chair of VSO China, as well as being a fundraiser for the charity. He currently sits on the Lord Mayor of London’s Appeal Board.

Giles Meyer, CEO of Carers Trust said:

“John’s expertise will provide Carers Trust with a rich mixture of charity expertise and top-level governance and business skills. He joins Carers Trust at an exciting time as we continue to raise the profile of unpaid carers and seek to secure vital funding for our work.”      

Find out more about John who was interviewed by our supporter Angela Rippon. John McLean interview

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