New CEO for WAY

April 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of WAY’s new Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Cooper.

Rebecca is currently Chief Officer of Staffordshire Buddies – a sexual health charity in the Midlands. Before joining Staffordshire Buddies, Rebecca was Deputy Chief Officer for seven years at North Staffs Carers and prior to that she worked as Development Manager for Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

A qualified member of the Institute of Fundraising, Rebecca is accomplished at generating income for charities that support both adults and children. She is looking forward to bringing her enthusiasm, breadth and depth of knowledge and skills to lead WAY. 

She told us: “It’s an exciting prospect to join this pioneering charity that I have such admiration for, and help take its work to the next level. Over the past 20 years WAY has made incredible gains in supporting those aged 50 or under following the death of their partner. I share the organisation’s ambition to broaden WAY’s network and influence. I am really looking forward to working with the team of staff and volunteers, as well as meeting WAY members throughout the UK.”