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Paul Tolley Our New Chief Executive Paul Tolley • Paul Tolley has joined us at New Directions as our new Chief Executive Officer. • He has been Chief Executive of Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action since 2008. • Paul’s career in the voluntary sector began as a live-in personal assistant . • He worked for seven years in a user- led disability rights organisation assisting disabled people to live independent lives. • Paul is meeting with all our staff and we are ready for a new chapter in our history. Paul said, “I am under no illusion that all of the wonderful work that New Directions carries out on a daily basis is only achieved because of the dedicated work of the 150 or so staff and that the success of the team which Doreen has led has set a bar of expectation that I will work hard to sustain and carry forward.” RIGHTS