Dan Corry appointed as chair of Carers Trust

09 May 2024 News

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The CEO of New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has been appointed as the new chair of Carers Trust.

Dan Corry, former head of the Number 10 Policy Unit, will take up the position this month.

He takes over the role from outgoing chair John McLean, who has led the charity since 2018.

Corry is a trustee of homelessness charity St Mungo’s. He was formerly a trustee of immigration and diversity museum 19 Princelet Street and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

He said: “I am really pleased be taking over the role of chair of Carers Trust. It is a cause that affects so many people - three in five of us will be an unpaid carer at some point in our lives. The work of Carers Trust, with its powerful local network and its strong advocacy, is something I care deeply about.

“I hope that my experience in the government, policy and comms world, my deep knowledge of the charity sector, and my experience in charity governance will help take Carers Trust forward, building on the work of my predecessor John McLean and working with CEO Kirsty McHugh.”

Corry was senior adviser to the prime minister on the economy from 2007 to 2010 and has been chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Treasury.

He also worked as a special adviser to a number of secretaries of state and ran the New Local Government Network.

Charity Commission data for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 puts income at the Carers Trust at almost £9m.

Carers Trust’s chief executive, Kirsty McHugh, said: “Carers Trust is already a powerful force for good, with its networks penetrating communities across the UK. 

“However, with health and social care in crisis and with local carer organisations facing ever greater demands, we know there is so much more we need to do to ensure that unpaid carers get a fair deal in society. I’m delighted that Dan is joining us as our new chair and I am really excited about what we can all achieve together.”

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