Simon Bailey welcomed as new Chair

Norfolk Community Foundation welcomes new Chair to help Norfolk shine brighter

Norfolk Community Foundation is delighted to announce Simon Bailey as the new Chair to help support our work in building stronger communities and improving the lives of people in Norfolk.

“Having spent a career trying to prevent crime and protect the vulnerable I have seen the importance of putting in place early help to build resilient and supportive communities. My experience with the Foundation has shown the power of bringing everyone together to tackle the issues our communities are facing, whether it be during the recent pandemic or as we prepare for the full impact of rising fuel prices and inflation. The Foundation exists to build community and give everyone the opportunity to thrive and I am delighted to lead this organisation at a time when Norfolk needs it the most.”

– Simon Bailey, new Chair of Norfolk Community Foundation

Simon Bailey, Norfolk’s former Chief Constable from 2013-2021, joined the Norfolk Community Foundation as a Trustee in 2019 and has now been appointed our new Chair. This follows the end of Henry Cator OBE DL’s term as Chair, having been in the role since 2017 and helped lead the organisation’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, when we invested more than £4million into Norfolk charities and community groups to support the most vulnerable in the county during the pandemic.

“It has been an enormous privilege to have been Chairman of the Norfolk Community Foundation over the last five years. We never imagined the effect that the Covid pandemic would have on families and individuals within our community. The role of the Foundation as a cornerstone within the charity sector in Norfolk means that we have increasing challenges to face. I have every confidence in our Trustees and staff that they will meet the needs as they arise. Together Norfolk shines brighter.”

– Henry Cator OBE DL, former Chair of Norfolk Community Foundation

Simon Bailey, Chair of Norfolk Community Foundation
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