The Cambridgeshire Deaf Association board of trustees today announce that they have appointed Andy Palmer to the role of Managing Director.
Andy comes with extensive experience of working within the deafness and hearing loss field with roles in the charity, commercial and voluntary sectors. His responsibilities for previous employer Action on Hearing Loss included management of customer service, helplines, online communities and e-Commerce.
As Deputy Editor of the world’s most-read deaf news and views website, The Limping Chicken, Andy has written extensively on a range of subjects including Access to Work, healthcare, sport, politics and education.
Andy also co-ordinates Peterborough United’s deaf football project, England’s only football scheme that provides coaching to deaf players of all ages. This as part of his role as Chairman of the Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society, a charity he has played an active role in for over a decade.
Janie Prince, Chairperson of then Cambridgeshire Deaf Association said: “We’re delighted Andy has accepted the challenge of leading us into the future in the role of Managing Director.
“The selection process we used was unique in the sense that we invited members of the community to meet the two final candidates. Their feedback was important and I would like to thank them for their time and to recognise the high quality of the applicants.
“Andy brings with him the right mix of experience and vision for CDA that we need to provide the right services for deaf people in Cambridgeshire.”
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