Chief executive of Quarriers to leave next year

Alice Harper has been head of the Scottish charity since 2014

Alice Harper
Alice Harper

The chief executive of the health and social care charity Quarriers is to step down next year.

Alice Harper has been head of the Scottish charity, which provides care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families, since 2014.

She joined the charity as service director and deputy chief executive in 2012 before becoming acting chief executive in January 2014 and being appointed permanent chief executive in June of that year.

The charity said in a statement that she would step down in early April and would support its board with the recruitment process for her successor.

A spokeswoman for the charity said Harper declined to confirm what her next move would be.

Tom Scholes, chair of Quarriers, thanked Harper for her work. "Over her seven years as chief executive she has spearheaded a number of key developments and proactive initiatives to take forward the organisation and to further improve our services to those who face extremely challenging circumstances," he said.

Harper said she had found the role "hugely rewarding".

She added: "I am proud of our achievements. I have been lucky to have worked with such a great team of staff and a board of trustees who are passionate and committed to the mission of Quarriers."

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