Livability gives chief executive role to Michael Smith

Enham chief executive will take over from Mary Bishop in mid-October

Michael Smith
Michael Smith

National disability charity Livability has appointed Michael Smith as its new chief executive.

Smith, who is currently chief executive of disability charity Enham, will start his new role in mid-October.

His previous roles include director at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Smith has also spent time in the Royal Air Force and has worked with a number of organisations that support disabled people.

He replaces Mary Bishop, who is leaving Livability to spend more time with her family.

Baroness Howarth, chair of Livability, said: "Smith’s wide-ranging experience of the charitable sector and his knowledge of disability issues will prove invaluable. I am sure he will make an outstanding contribution to our work at what is an exciting and challenging time for Livability and the sector as a whole."

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