New head of Father Hudson’s Society appointed
Andy Quinn has been appointed as the new head of Father Hudson’s Society, having worked for the society for the last ten years, latterly as its head of community projects and development.
He succeeds Tim Bradford who will retire at Easter after almost 20 years at the society, the last four of which were as its CEO, developing a new vision for its social action work.
Father Hudson’s Society is the social care agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham providing residential care and day care for adults with disabilities and those suffering from the frailty of old age or dementia at its site in Coleshill, North Warwickshire, from where it also operates fostering and adoption support services.
Away from Coleshill it offers family support in over 30 schools from Stoke on Trent to Oxford, and working in collaboration with others has projects around the Diocese involved in working with asylum seekers, women in the criminal justice system or on the streets, lonely and isolated older people and community children and family support.
It employs over 250 staff and is supported by numerous volunteers.
Archbishop Bernard Longley, president of the society said: “Andy Quinn’s appointment as CEO is very good news for Father Hudson’s Society and for the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
“He brings a proven commitment to the many fruitful partnerships and projects through which Father Hudson’s Society works together with parishes and Catholic organisations across the archdiocese.
“I know that he will encourage these projects to continue to reach in service of the wider community.
“At the same time, I am immensely grateful for all that Tim Bradford has done to further the church’s mission during his years at Father Hudson’s Society and I thank him especially for the leadership that he has given as CEO in recent years.
“I assure him of my prayers and best wishes for the future.”
Mr Bradford said: “I am delighted that Andy has been appointed the next CEO of Father Hudson’s Society. I have worked with him over the last ten years and know his deep commitment to Catholic social action and to the work of Father Hudson’s.
“He has great energy and will work hard to continue the development of the agency whilst maintaining the quality of its services to beneficiaries of which it is rightly proud.”