John McLaughlin, Chair
John has been involved with Community Foster Care since it was set up in 1999.
He became Chair of Trustees for the second time in 2014, having held the role from 2004 until 2010.
John has a wealth of experience at Board level and has been involved with four social enterprises in strategic and operational roles in the last 20 years.
He has project managed operations in the private and public sectors in a career spanning 40 years.
John is proud of the achievements of Community Foster Care and the role played by the trustees in helping to make it such a successful charitable company.
His business perspective for Community Foster Care is based on the principle that it has to be both an enterprising and successful business in order to be a thriving and sustainable charity.
John believes that Community Foster Care is a strong, child-focused foster care company and that its charitable status enables the organisation to proactively support children in care and provide additional support from created surpluses rather than meeting the needs of shareholders.
He is convinced that it is essential for Community Foster Care to grow in order to meet the needs of more children and their families.
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