The unexpected absence of a CEO can have a significant impact on a charity. Whether it is due to long-term illness, maternity leave, or resignation, the loss of a top leader can disrupt operations and throw well-laid plans into disarray. The recruitment and onboarding of a new CEO can be a long and arduous process, especially when a charity is already under pressure.
We have the experience and expertise to help charities navigate these difficult times. We can step in and "hit the ground running," providing interim leadership and support to ensure that your charity continues to operate smoothly. We can also work with you to review your management structure, performance, and service delivery, and help you build a strong team that is ready for the future.
In addition to providing interim leadership, we can also assist with the recruitment and appointment of a permanent CEO. We have a network of experienced candidates and can help you find the right person to lead your organization.
If you are facing the unexpected absence of your CEO, we encourage you to contact us for help. We can help you minimize the disruption and ensure that your charity continues to thrive.
Here are some additional benefits of working with us:
- We can help you maintain continuity of operations.
- We can provide guidance and support to your staff.
- We can help you develop a succession plan.
- We can help you save time and money.
We understand that the unexpected absence of a CEO can be a stressful and challenging time for a charity. We are here to help you through this difficult period and ensure that your organization continues to serve its mission.
"As Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of a large northeast charity, I worked closely with D'Arcy during his time as interim CEO. D'Arcy took over at a troubled time for the charity, with some major issues to resolve, public and private relationships to manage, substantial change within the Board, and much-needed harmonisation of the Executive Directors.
D'Arcy has a very amicable open style of leadership. He ably brings people along with him on a shared journey that he has designed with the team, shared with the staff, and persuaded colleagues of the benefits of changing working practices, communication style, goals, and reporting methods cascaded throughout the organisation.
D'Arcy is transformational, he is a change agent who can make change happen and make staff comfortable with those changes. Delegation of authority and responsibility are core to his approach, yet his hands-on leadership means he is always there to support staff, maintain the message, and ensure success.
D'Arcy has achieved many successes within the charity. His knowledge of charitable organisations, the world within which we operate, and the necessity for service quality are all paramount drivers for D'Arcy.
D'Arcy can communicate easily and openly at all levels of the organisation, and has internally marketed staff success stories across the organisation.
For any company that needs an interim CEO, D'Arcy is a choice that will stabilise, then transform the organisation in terms of culture, operations, targets and successful outcomes. D'Arcy stood out from the crowd when interviewed for the role, and has lived up to that view completely.
I have worked in many organisations across most sectors of industry, but this is my first Charity. D'Arcy has been a great 'mentor' in educating me whenever necessary about protocol, practices and procedures within the charitable sector. He is generous with his knowledge, approachable and friendly, yet always the CEO when required. I recommend D'Arcy to any Charity that requires a CEO to take the organisation forward, and bring the staff together to work towards strategic goals, change working practices, and delivering success."
Dr Bill Snaith, Vice Chair of Trustees The Percy Hedley Foundation.