Image: Brian HutchinsonFollowing great response to our Trustee recruitment before Christmas, and after interviewing a really strong field of candidates, Tina Fahm, UK Chair of Association for Real Change, is pleased to announce Brian Hutchinson from Real Life Options (RLO) as a new Trustee.

Tina Fahm said, “I am delighted to welcome Brian Hutchinson to the Board of ARC UK in view of the fact that RLO has had a close association with Association for Real Change for many years. Brian’s appointment will continue this link and add value to the Board at a time of great change for the organisation.”

Brian has been involved in the learning disability sector for more than 20 years and has been working for Real Life Options since 1999, he has held his current role as Chief Executive since 2009. Brian has a wealth of experience and understanding of social care, learning disability, autism, the people and the issues that affect them as well as the staff.

In response to his appointment Brian said, “In difficult and uncertain times, it’s best to have your friends nearby.  Real Life Options has grown significantly over recent years, strengthening our finances and broadening our offering of services. The role of Association for Real Change is particularly important in the current climate, providing the expertise and specialist support that can help organisations to achieve positive outcomes and to identify the real opportunities hidden amongst the undoubted challenges.  As the saying goes – ‘together we are stronger’.”