Statement on the resignation of Liz Carroll, CEO

Written by Jessica Bomford, April 22, 2020

The Haemophilia Society’s CEO Liz Carroll has resigned from her position with immediate effect.

We know you will be sorry to hear this news. Many of you knew Liz and appreciated the compassionate approach she brought to her role as chief executive over the last six years.

On leaving, Liz sends the following message to you all:

“After six intense and wonderful years developing The Haemophilia Society into the vibrant and dynamic charity it is today, I have decided that it is time for me to step down as Chief Executive. This decision has not been easy at all, but after much soul searching and consideration of my own current personal situation and reflection, I have decided that it is time for me to step down, and stand back to watch the charity continue to grow and flourish into the next chapter of its journey.

“I am incredibly proud of all that we have achieved together and have been honoured and privileged to be a part of such a wonderful community. I am proud of the services that I have developed and more so how these services have brought people together from across the UK. I am humbled every day by the compassion and strength I have witnessed from our members and how together we have campaigned for a public inquiry and how members have delivered their devastating personal testimonies. This amazing charity has taught me so much about human resilience, determination and community spirit.

“Finally, I want to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you as members who so generously and warmly welcomed me into the bleeding disorders family, you are all incredible; thank you to the youth ambassadors past and present who have challenged my thinking and inspired me to help create a better support mechanism for you all; and to my amazing team who give so much each and every day, work so hard and have made me smile every day.

“I shall miss you all but know it is time for the charity and for me to move onto the next chapter in our journeys. I will always be a supporter of the charity and of you all and hope that the charity will continue to go from strength to strength. “

Clive Smith, chair of the board of trustees, said: “On behalf of us all, I’d like to thank Liz for her hard work and wish her the best of luck for the future.”

The search for a replacement CEO will start immediately.