Paul Breckell is to stand down as chief executive of Action on Hearing Loss later this year.
He has been at the charity for 11 years, in the role of chief executive for six and half years, and will leave in August.
Breckell will become the director of strategy and transformation at Ambitious About Autism on a one-year contract to give him more flexibily to meet family commitments.
He said: “It has been a privilege to lead Action on Hearing Loss for the past six years and I’m very proud of what we have achieved and am confident that there are even greater things to come for the charity. I’m looking forward to new challenges at Ambitious About Autism, another fantastic and progressive charity, and also having more time to meet my family commitments.”
John Morgan, the charity's chair, said: “Paul has been a fantastic chief executive leading Action on Hearing Loss through a period of significant growth both in income and social impact. The board respect his decision to find a role where he can take more time to meet his family caring responsibilities. Our new strategy ‘Transforming Lives’ is an exciting and ambitious one and we have now begun the search to find a successor to take the strategy forward and have the maximum possible impact for people who are deaf, have tinnitus, and hearing loss.”
A recruitment firm, Attenti, has been engaged to lead the search for Breckell's successor.