Norwood elects new Chair, Deputy Chair and Vice President

13 June 2013

Norwood, a leading UK charity supporting vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities, has appointed a new Chair, Deputy Chair and Vice President.

David Ereira, currently Deputy Chair since 2011, has been elected as Norwood’s Chair, effective from November 2013. David is a commercial investment real estate consultant who has had a long involvement with Norwood dating back to 1992. He has a strong belief in the mentoring, development and involvement of young lay people in all aspects of community and charitable work. David founded YN (Young Norwood), a large young professional lay network with 2-3,000 active members since its inception 21 years ago.

David will replace Bernie Myers as Chair in November 2013. Bernie’s tenure began in 2008. Bernie is a Chartered Accountant and spent most of his career in senior roles within the Rothschild Group. Having retired in 1996, he remains a director and consultant with the group.

Julia Chain, who has been a Norwood Trustee since 2004 has been appointed as the charity’s Deputy Chair. A qualified solicitor and former General Counsel, Julia moved into management consultancy in 2004 and is now a managing director in the London office of Huron Consulting.

Norwood’s Board of Trustees has elected Ronnie Harris to the new role of Vice President. Ronnie has served twice as a Norwood Trustee and was Norwood’s Chair of Fundraising for eight years and is Chair of Patronage. Ronnie is a Chartered Accountant and senior partner at Harris & Trotter.

Elaine Kerr, Norwood’s Chief Executive, said: "Bernie has been a committed and inspirational Chair for Norwood over the past few years and everyone at Norwood is immensely grateful for his exceptional leadership. We look forward to working with David, Julia and Ronnie in their new roles."