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After three years at Glass Door, Chief Executive Lucy Horitz shares news of plans to leave the charity at the end of January 2022 to take on the position of CEO at Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse.

Statement from Brian Leathard, Chair of Trustees at Glass Door

Chair of trustees Rev Brian Leathard

“We are hugely grateful to Lucy for her dedication and commitment to Glass Door and the many individuals affected by homelessness that we support. Under her leadership, Glass Door has expanded its programmes and adapted early and quickly to the challenges of the pandemic.

"During her time at Glass Door, the charity has strengthened its brand and reputation, winning awards from Charity Times, the Christian Funders Forum, Directory of Social Change and others. She has driven the implementation of a lived-experience advisory group and ensured Glass Door’s unique perspectives were heard, putting our guests at the heart of all that we do. She has also embedded advocacy and digital innovation into our ways of working. Glass Door’s income and impact have expanded under Lucy’s leadership.

Lucy has a long track record of achievement in both the charity and public sphere, and we wish her all the best in her future career.

Statement from Lucy Horitz:

It is a huge privilege to work with Glass Door’s guests, staff, volunteers, partners and trustees. I have learned so much from them all. Their passion and commitment for making the world a better place for people affected by homelessness is unmatched. With so many people still facing barriers to finding shelter and support to end their homelessness, Glass Door's work continues to be crucial. There will always be a special place in my heart for Glass Door. The charity is in a strong position, and now is a good time for someone new to drive forward the agenda for the next few years.

Glass Door will now move to taking an open approach to the recruitment of our next CEO. Details to follow.