The British Dyslexia Association has welcomed Nick Posford as its new chief executive.
Posford joins from the same role at CICRA, a charity for children with inflammatory bowel disease, where he has been since 2017.
At CICRA he worked to develop a family support service, create a programme aimed at increasing confidence in children with bowel disease, and to drive improvements in care across the UK.
In a statement announcing his move, Posford said: “I have seen the impact on individuals and those who support them when schools or workplaces are not dyslexia-friendly.
“I am keen to help drive improvements across our society to benefit people with dyslexia. It is more important than ever that schools, colleges, universities, employers and businesses are dyslexia-welcoming, to draw on the widest range of talent and abilities.”