UNITED begins search for new Chair as Kevin McGrath stands down

UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham Chair Kevin McGrath DL OBE has stood down after driving significant growth of the place-based giving scheme. 

Kevin first became involved with UNITED in the early discussions in 2014/15 and was invited to asked to become the first Chair of UNITED with a personal mission to take the vison from HUC and DEBK and develop UNITED into a formal Charity making a real contribution to life in Hammersmith & Fulham.

He brought with him experience of being brought up on the White City Estate in Shepherd’s Bush as the son of an Irish migrant, and remembering free school meals at the local schools that he attended. He also came with an OBE awarded in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List for Services to Charities, and with experience as The High Sheriff of the County of Greater London in 2014/15. Kevin continues in various other charitable roles and as current Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

UNITED’s Board and staff team know that this first hand experience has been part of UNITED’s recipe for success, from becoming a fully constituted and registered Charity, to securing 5-year core funding and leading one of London’s first coronavirus appeals which has reached tens of thousands of vulnerable people in the borough.

The charity is now on an ambitious search to find Kevin’s successor, of which he said.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to lead a Charity which effects change and helps those most in need across Hammersmith & Fulham and to take it to the next level on its journey to become the go-to Charity for the whole Borough.”

Interested candidates in the new role of Chair can see the full role specification at the link here.