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Chief Executive Graham Fisher to leave role after 8 years

Published: 11 Jan 2017


Toynbee Hall has announced today that Chief Executive, Graham Fisher, will be leaving the organisation to take up the role of Chief Executive of Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.

During his 8 years at Toynbee Hall, Graham has overseen the expansion of advice services, financial inclusion, learning, community and wellbeing services. He also established the London Debt Strategy Group, and most recently led the team managing the London Fairness Commission. Most significantly, he has led the development and planning the £17m regeneration of the Toynbee Hall Estate, which is now well underway.

Julian Corner, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Toynbee Hall commented, "Graham has literally transformed Toynbee Hall over the past 8 years, extending the reach of our range of services locally to over 14,000 people each year as well as leading the pan London Debt Advice Partnership, Capitalise advising over 20,000 Londoners each year. Under Graham’s leadership Toynbee Hall has once again become an influential voice about tackling poverty in London and in the UK. And of course he is responsible for leading the restoration and redevelopment of Toynbee Hall that is critical to our future sustainability. We will miss him very much and extend our very best wishes to him on his exciting new role."

The decision to leave Toynbee Hall has been a very difficult one indeed. I have had the enormous privilege of leading a fantastic and dedicated team over the past 8 years who have really made an impact on tackling poverty and in doing so have really re-captured the spirit of Toynbee Hall’s founders. My new role at Letchworth offers an exciting and unique opportunity which remarkably has much in common with Toynbee Hall’s own origins, values and influence."
Graham Fisher, Chief Executive

The process to recruit a new Chief Executive is underway. The Board are planning for Graham to be replaced by an Interim CEO following his departure in late March before commencing recruitment to the permanent post. 

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