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British Dyslexia Association appoints Nick Posford as new CEO

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Nick Posford - newly appointed CEO of British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association are pleased to announce that Nick Posford will be joining as CEO from 1 September 2020. Nick joins the British Dyslexia Association from CICRA – a charity for children with inflammatory bowel disease - where he has led the team in the role of CEO since 2017.

His many achievements at CICRA include developing a family support service, creating a programme aimed at increasing confidence in children with bowel disease, and helping to drive improvements in care across the UK.

"I am really looking forward to starting work with the British Dyslexia Association team and its’ partners. I have seen the impact on individuals and those who support them when schools or workplaces are not dyslexia-friendly. I am keen to help drive improvements across our society to benefit people with dyslexia. It is more important than ever that schools, colleges, universities, employers and businesses are dyslexia-welcoming, to draw on the widest range of talent and abilities. The aim of the British Dyslexia Association is to ensure that people with dyslexia are supported to reach their full potential, and it will be an honour to lead the Association in continuing to make positive change happen."

Nick Posford, newly appointed CEO of the British Dyslexia Association

Nick has worked across the voluntary, public and private sectors for two decades. He has extensive experience of partnerships, income growth and service development to broaden an organisation's reach, and ensure nobody is left behind. He also brings a wealth of experience working within higher education, public health and policy.

He will be joining the British Dyslexia Association just in time to take part in the charity’s 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 12 September.

In addition to this, Nick will play a key role in Dyslexia Week from 5-11 October. This is the flagship moment of the year for the charity, raising awareness and educating the nation on the impact of dyslexia.