Elizabeth Finn Homes, part of the anti-poverty charity Turn2us, has appointed Dr Olivia Curno as its new CEO.
Dr Curno will assume the role in March. She was previously a Turn2us board trustee and has a long history of involvement in the charity sector, currently also serving as the chief executive of sight loss charity Vision Foundation.
Speaking about her appointment, Dr Curno said: “Elizabeth Finn Homes is an exceptional organisation. It’s a leader in quality care, with 100 per cent of its homes rated outstanding or good by the CQC and stunning reviews from residents and families. It’s an award-winning employer, offering unrivalled career opportunities. It has unique heritage properties in beautiful grounds across England, and to top it all, everything it does is driven by a bigger social purpose.
“It invests first in homes and staff to ensure a best-in-class experience for residents and families, but any funds that we can spare go to support those facing poverty across the UK through the work of Turn2us. I am honoured and excited to be joining such an impressive and purpose-led organisation.”
Elizabeth Finn’s executive chair Thomas Lawson added: “It is great to welcome Olivia who will do an amazing job in leading Elizabeth Finn Homes forward into its next chapter. Her knowledge and experience will be invaluable and add renewed focus to delivering excellent service to our residents so they can live their lives to the full.”
Elizabeth Finn Homes was founded by Elizabeth Finn, a pioneering philanthropist, who set up the Distressed Gentlefolks’ Aid Association in 1897, originally based in her London home.