Polio charity appoints new chief executive

Kripen Dhrona, who has been with the charity since 2014, is promoted to the top role

Kripen Dhrona

The British Polio Fellowship has promoted Kripen Dhrona to chief executive. 

He is the first permanent chief executive of the charity, which supports people living with the effects of polio and post-polio syndrome, since Ted Hill stepped down in March 2018 after six years in the role. 

Dhrona joined BPF in 2014 as marketing and communications officer and has held a variety of roles within the organisation, including operations manager, before joining the senior team as operations director in 2019. 

“I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead BPF,” he said. 

“We have a large membership base, a solid reputation and a winning strategy that will enable us to grow. Building further on our success is a challenge I accept with confidence, determination and fierce ambition."

Gordon Richardson, acting chair of the BPF, said: “I’m delighted that Kripen has been promoted to chief executive officer. He has a huge amount of incredibly valuable experience, and the board of trustees is looking forward to working with him to take the charity through its next era of development and impact.”

Dhrona took up the post on 1 January.

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