Printing Charity chief executive retires summary
“He’s left us at a really brilliant point when we’ve had the best year. The number of people we helped last year went right over the target. Stephen has left on a real high.”
In a statement Gilbert thanked “the many friends” he had made over his 12 years in the job.
He said: “I’m grateful to the trustees for the opportunity to retire a year early. I have enjoyed the 12 years I spent with the charity and I’m delighted to be able to leave on a high in a year when we have almost doubled the number of people helped in 2014.
“Of course I will miss all the people I have worked with and who have made this achievement possible. I feel now is the right time to pass the charity on to the next generation to cherish and protect and deliver the vital work that it provides.
“I would like to say thank you to the team I worked with who have helped me make this happen. I’m so proud of them and everything that they have done and we have achieved together.”
Gilbert has not cut all ties to the organisation. He is expected to contribute through consultancy work.
Meanwhile the charity’s trustees are working on finding a replacement and is expected to appoint an interim chief executive shortly.
In a statement released by the charity they thanked Gilbert for “his drive and vision that have transformed a little-known organisation into a vibrant, national charity”.