Alan Brooks becomes new AbilityNet Chairman

AbilityNet has appointed Alan Brooks as our new Chairman, replacing Dr Michael Taylor, who retired at the end of last year. Alan is an experienced charity Chairman, Trustee and Treasurer with a comprehensive understanding of charity governance, finance and law. He retired as Chairman of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in November 2017 having served a full term of nine years as a Trustee. He serves as Trustee/Treasurer of Aerobility and Chairman of Naval Families Federation.

Alan Brooks, new AbilityNet Chairman with CEO Nigel Lewis

In his professional career Alan has held senior management appointments in several diverse international corporations including Volvo, Dunlop, Nabisco and The Rank Organisation.

In recent years, he has worked as an independent management consultant which has enabled him to devote more time for pro-bono work in the charitable sector. Alan is also a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and Freeman of The City of London.

Nigel Lewis, AbilityNet CEO said:

“We are delighted to welcome Alan Brooks as our new Chairman of AbilityNet. Alan’s background and experience will be a real benefit to AbilityNet to help us to grow and help more disabled and older people now we are in our 20th year.

“I want to thank Dr Michael Taylor, who retired as chairman at the end of 2017, for all of his support, guidance and wisdom over the last nine years. He helped enormously and played a significant role in AbilityNet’s transformation over the last ten years. This has allowed us to help and support 100,000s of disabled and older people to use technology in a better way to improve their lives.”


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