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Nugent CEO Normandie Wragg to leave charity in 2023 after 10 years of service

Nugent CEO Normandie Wragg to leave charity in 2023 after 10 years of service

Independent charity Nugent has announced the departure of its CEO and long-term leader Normandie Wragg, with Normandie set to move home to Canada in the spring, after achieving significant success for the charity. Normandie is returning to be closer to her family.

Having first joined in 2013 as Director of Operations, Normandie has been responsible for the overall stewardship of Nugent, having been delegated authority by the Trustees of the Charity in accordance with Nugent’s Charitable Trust Deed.

Introducing Nugent’s first Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion strategy in 2020, Normandie is an advocate for inclusivity, with her pledge to increase ethnic diversity, seeing staff diversity increase in the charity by 3% to 6% over the last two years. This important journey will continue within the organisation.

Spearheading Nugent’s new female leadership team, which has driven forward an ambitious agenda for change in funding to create positive outcomes for its people and beneficiaries, Normandie has also overseen a positive £2m financial turnaround at the charity in 2022/23.

Recent successes for Nugent and Normandie include the news from July, which saw all of Nugent’s care homes and services reach exemplary good and outstanding ratings with OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the opening of three new supportive living homes, two homes for pupils within Nugent’s school, a new children’s home registration with two new children’s children’s homes to open this year. Nugent also has the only charity-operated secure children’s home of its kind nationally, with an outstanding rating.

Normandie will also be stepping down from her role as Chair of the Liverpool 800 Group of Charities and from her role as Deputy Chair for the National Children’s Home Association and the Mayoral Action group on Poverty and Life Chances.

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Governance officer Joanne Henney will begin handing over from Normandie starting in January and will act as interim CEO whilst Trustees recruit to the permanent position. Jo is already accountable for leading and managing the critical functions of the organisation, which deliver the charity’s business support services, and growth plan, and has been instrumental in the turn-around of the charity.

Normandie Wragg, CEO, Nugent, said: 

“Throughout the pandemic we all realised the importance of family and being with our loved ones. I have taken the incredibly difficult decision to step down from my role as Nugent CEO in 2023, in order to move back to home to be closer to my Canadian family. My heart will always be with Nugent.

“My time at Nugent, which has coincided with our 140 year anniversary, has been extraordinary and I am immensely proud of everything that we have achieved as a charity that cares for, educates and protects vulnerable children, young people and adults through our schools, care homes and community and social work services.

“From speaking on national TV about national policies, to growing a strong, talented and values driven team, I’d like to thank all of our kind hearted staff members, volunteers, parishes, trustees, stakeholders, and commercial partners, who without them none of this would have been possible. I have every confidence that Jo Henney and the Trustees will now take the charity to the next level, as we move forward and learn from the past, in order to push forward change in the care sector that improves the life chances for all.”

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