Stonepillow CEO announces retirement

Sylvie Johnston is standing down as Stonepillow CEO
Sylvie Johnston is standing down as Stonepillow CEO

Sylvie Johnston has announced that she will retire as chief executive of homeless charity Stonepillow by the end of the year.

Sylvie has been with the charity for 14 years, five as CEO, and though she is retiring from her full-time role she will continue to work part-time as a fundraiser.

Commenting on the announcement, chairman of Stonepillow Trustees, Shelagh Legrave said: “Stonepillow has gone from strength to strength under Sylvie’s leadership. Stonepillow Restore, a new social enterprise, has been established.

“The Chichester Hostel has undergone refurbishment and Stonepillow Lodge, which accommodates homeless people discharged from hospital, opened its doors in March 2015.”

She added: “Provision for homeless people has been extended to Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, and the charity is in a much stronger financial position.

“Sylvie has made a huge contribution to improving Stonepillow’s services and she will be enormously missed as its leader and Chief Executive.”

Sylvie said: “Stonepillow is an amazing charity that puts the welfare of vulnerable and homeless individuals at the heart of everything we do, at the same time as offering a valuable service to the community.

“I would like to thank all our staff for their hard work and commitment, and our army of volunteers and supporters who are central to our continuing success.

“After 14 years with the organization, five years as chief executive of Stonepillow, I have decided that it is time for me to plan my retirement from full time executive life.

“In the meantime, it is business as usual, which means that the Stonepillow team and myself remain fully focused on continuing to deliver our services.”

Sylvie will continue to lend her expertise to Stonepillow, following her retirement, on a part-time basis as Trusts and Corporate Fundraiser.

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