New part time staff appointed at World Alliance of YMCAs in Geneva

Date: 30 July 2013

Ian Green, until recently the National CEO of YMCA England, has been hired part time to work with the staff team in Geneva. He will work from his base in England and come to Geneva for staff consultations from time to time. We welcome Ian as a very experienced, resourceful and well connected member of the World Alliance staff team!

Ian has over 25 years of high profile leadership roles in the voluntary, health local government, housing and social care sector in executive and non-executive roles.  He has been involved in YMCA for over twenty-five years and his most recent role was as Chief Executive of YMCA England.  He also served a two-year term as Chair of the YMCA Urban Network.

For twenty years he was an elected member of the London Borough of Ealing Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Housing; and Mayor.  He has also held a number of non-executive roles in the NHS – for five years he was Chairman of Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, a district general hospital in West London.   He is currently a member of the board of West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the body responsible for commissioning health services for a population of over 500,000 where he chairs the Clinical Governance Committee.

He was a magistrate on the Hounslow Bench for sixteen years chairing both the Adult and Family Courts and is presently chair of the Professional Conduct Committee hearings at the General Chiropractic Council and The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

He has a particular interest in the provision of social housing and is Chair of Advance, a specialist housing association that provides housing, support and employment services to adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.  He is a non-executive director on the board of Wandle Housing Association and Raven Housing Trust, social landlords with assets of over £500 million and housing over 30,000 people.