New chief executive for Linkage Community Trust

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Ges Roulstone has joined the Lincolnshire-based national charity for learning disabled people, the Linkage Community Trust, which has outlets in Louth and Mablethorpe, as its new chief executive.

Ges has come to Linkage from Sight Support Derbyshire where he had headed up the organisation since July 2010.

Prior to that, Ges spent 17 years with the charity for deafblind children and adults, Sense - starting in 1992 as Head of Residential Services for the Eastern Region, then Assistant Regional Director from 1994-6, progressing to Regional Director for seven years.

He became their National Director for Children and Adult Services from 2003-9, moving to a new post of Director of International Relations and Corporate Affairs until 2010.

Michael Oliver, Chairman of Linkage’s Board of Trustees, said: “Ges brings a wealth of experience with him and arrives at an exciting and challenging time in the development of the Trust, and in services to those with a learning disability. I very much look forward to working with him.”

Ges said: “I am very excited to have joined Linkage. The Trust has an enviable reputation and ambitious plans for future growth, and I look forward to leading Linkage in its next stage of development.”