23 May 2014

The Children’s Society has appointed Val Floy to a newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee all of the charity’s business development and front-line services.

Val, currently The Children’s Society’s Business Development Director, takes up the new role with immediate effect.

Her big focus will be increasing contracted income and operating high quality services which provide the greatest possible impact for children and families.

She came from Spurgeons, where she was Director of Business Development and Marketing. This included developing a new product-based Enterprise Unit. 

The Children’s Society Chief Executive Matthew Reed said: 'We know that winning new work and managing our service delivery to the highest quality are both fundamental to our future success.

'Creating this new role is an exciting new step for the charity, particularly with Val at the helm. She brings with her impeccable credentials and a strong vision, including strongly aligning all of our service work with our campaigning and fundraising.'

Val said: 'I am very excited by the new post, as it brings together my experience and passion for working with children and families with a commercial background of business development.'

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Notes to editors

  • The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. We are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions so that young people have a better chance in life. Someone who acts on their behalf and can help guide them through the extremely complex system. These children deserve to be kept safe so they can recover from the trauma they have suffered and rebuild their lives.