Ryan Campell has started his new role as Chief Executive of leading substance misuse and mental health charity, Addaction (UK).
Ryan joins Addaction with a wealth of knowledge of drug, alcohol and rehabilitation services, as well as mental health services. He has worked in the voluntary sector for more than 16 years in a variety of posts in health and social care, and has led on partnerships, fundraising, policy and communications.
Ryan’s main responsibilties will be to lead the organisation forward and continue to develop the breadth and type of services that Addaction offers.
His new role has started at a time of signicant change for Addaction. Recent changes have been made to its Clincial Structure and Senior Mangement team, which will ensure it is as efficent and effective as possible and provide the best possible recovery journey for service users.
Ryan’s most recent role was Development Director at RAPt (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust). He has also been heavily involved with the country’s leading mental health charity, Mind, and after serving on their Board for a number of years, has recently been made Chair. He has a strong fundraising background and in the past has served as a CEO for Age Concern in Richmond, before taking up a national post on service development and evaluation with Age Concern England.
Ryan said: “I am delighted and privileged to have the opportunity to lead Addaction through the next period of its development. Addaction to my mind, is unique in being able to meet the needs of people of all ages who are experiencing substance misuse, mental health problems and other complex issues, in a passionate, outcome driven and human approach.
“I see Addaction as an organisation that truly cares about what happens to people, families and communities in the long term. The challenges are of course significant, with the changing commissioning and fundraising landscape. I look forward to working with staff, volunteers and trustees to meet those challenges.”