I, and all the members and the new board would like to thank the outgoing trustees as Lionel, Matthew and Louise step down after respectively 10, 12 and 4 years of tireless support as trustees of the charity. Without their dedication, expertise and devotion to duty the charity would not be in the healthy position it is now.
The new board is formed of 9 trustees with Jon taking on the role of Secretary as he enters his fourth year as trustee; Anne remaining in the position of treasurer, starting her fifth year as trustee; and new trustee and co-facilitator of the Fareham & Portsmouth transition group Steph stepping up to take on the responsibility of interim chair.
The other trustees are Grecia, Lennie, Cassie (who returns to the board after previously stepping down), Mary, Deanna and Sammy.
In accordance with our constitution all the trustees are Chrysalis volunteers and include six former beneficiaries.
The new board will be working with the chief executive officer to build on the success of the past 12 years achieved by our founder Dianne, who devoted so much time and effort to providing a lifesaving service to over 500 beneficiaries.
We will be strengthening the support available at our clusters in Southampton, Fareham & Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Bournemouth, building our on line presence and support capabilities and working both locally and nationally to advance acceptance, understanding and support for transgender people and their significant others.
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Thank you to everyone who has shown so much support and devotion to our charity, we are looking towards a bright new future.
Andi Maratos, CEO of Chrysalis