A woman who has led the organisation Seachange for the past six years is leaving to take up a national position.
In her six years at Seachange, Stephanie Sturrock has helped reshape the organisation and has played a key role in major projects in Whitby.
Stephanie said she was pleased to be leaving Seachange in such excellent shape and stated: “I will be very sad to leave as the work I have been involved in has been extremely rewarding and fulfilling and has made a real difference to people’s lives”.
During her period as chief executive she developed the Green Lane Centre in Green Lane, and she lists this among the highlights of her time.
Seachange’s chair of trustees, Richard Grunwell said: “We will be sad to see Stephanie leave, but she leaves Seachange well placed to move forward.”
Stephanie is to join the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) which Mr Grunwell says is a “Once in a life time opportunity for her”.
Stephanie will be taking up her new role as director of social investment in January and councillor of the North Yorkshire Coast Committee, Tom Fox added: “She will be a sad loss but we wish her well for the future”.