Hilary Crowhurst has been appointed the new chief executive for Bristol-based Milestones Trust, replacing John Hoskinson who retired last month after eight years in the role.
Crowhurst joins off the back of eight years with national disabilities charity Hft. She brings over 25 years of board-level experience in the charitable and private sectors.
Milestones Trust supports people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and dementia, aiding more than 750 people in specialist residential, nursing and supported living services.
11% of the trust’s services are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), while 92% are rated Outstanding or Good.
At Hft Crowhurst was director of operations and development. She commented: “I feel hugely privileged to be at the helm of Milestones Trust, a social care charity with an established reputation and long history of providing high-quality, safe, person-centred support for vulnerable adults.
“I have a career-long passion for creating and developing outstanding, inspiring services that change the lives of the people we support for the better and I am very much looking forward to working with the trust team to support many more people across the South West in the coming years.”
Meanwhile the departing John Hoskinson added: “It has been an honour and pleasure to lead Milestones Trust through the last eight years. I am proud of and humbled by the passion and dedication of our staff not just in supporting the people in our care, but in improving their lives.
“I have every confidence that Hilary will lead the team at Milestones Trust to make a positive difference to even more people’s lives across the South West.”