John McMullan retiring from Bryson after 33 years

The search has begun for the new CEO at Bryson Charitable Group.

It follows the recent announcement that the current chief John McMullan is set to retire during 2018 after 33 years of service. 

Leading executive search firm 4c Executive has been appointed to manage the search process for the high profile senior position.

Bryson Charitable Group is an award winning, forward thinking social enterprise with more than 110 years’ experience of tackling the major social and economic challenges facing society. The organisation employs over 700 staff throughout Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Great Britain and delivers over 23,300 services each day.

Given the large and complex nature of the organisation, the next CEO will lead Bryson Charitable Group in delivering sustainable responses to existing and emerging social needs, firmly strengthening its position as Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise.

Hugh Crossey, Chair of Bryson Charitable Group added: “Under John’s leadership, Bryson Charitable Group has grown from strength to strength and has continued to grow and develop innovative services to meet the needs of our customers. John has worked tirelessly to develop the positive impact of Bryson Charitable Group and leaves a great legacy, not only within the organisation but also within the wider Northern Ireland economy. He will be missed and we wish him well in his forthcoming retirement.

We are now looking for an outstanding and highly motivated individual with strong leadership qualities to manage and lead the organisation in the future.

The incoming Chief Executive has an excellent opportunity to steer the charity through this pivotal stage, bringing new ideas and vitality to the role, as well as developing and delivering the key strategic objectives going forward.”

Gordon Carson, Managing Director of 4c Executive commented: “This is an extremely important role within Northern Ireland which comes with the potential to make a significant impact, not only to the charity, but to our overall society.

“4c specialises in finding the best available talent to fulfil senior-level, business-critical roles, and we are delighted to partner with Bryson Charitable Group during this important stage in its development and future planning.”

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