Rosie Ferguson steps down as Gingerbread CEO

Posted 20 February 2019

After two years at Gingerbread, Rosie Ferguson will be stepping down from her role as Chief Executive.

Rosie has secured some significant achievements since joining in early 2017 and has led us through a period of increased profile and impact. These include:

  • A new strategic framework that lays out how Gingerbread can deliver maximum impact for single parents, underpinned by evidence
  • A move away from the delivery of employment contracts, reducing down the scale of the organisation to focus on what only we can do
  • Significant influence in policy and communications; including a successful centenary campaign and a series of successful campaigns persuading the government to make changes to the benefit cap and Universal Credit
  • Securing strategic investment from a number of funders in our future strategy and direction

Rosie has contributed significant leadership to Gingerbread and our Trustees and staff wish her every success for the future.

Rosie will be taking a few months off, and continuing in her role as Chair of ACEVO while she searches for her next position.

“I’m hugely proud of what we’ve achieved together in the past two years. Gingerbread is an important national institution is now well positioned to deliver its exciting new strategy. I am stepping down to make way for a new Chief Executive to take forward the charity’s vision alongside the leadership team and trustees, to ensure Gingerbread continues to be a formidable force for good for single parent families”  – Rosie Ferguson

In the interim, Victoria Benson will be acting as Gingerbread’s interim Chief Operating Officer prior to the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

With single parents and their children at the heart of our work, we will continue to support our members, influence government and challenge social stigma and stereotypes to create a world where diverse families can thrive.

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