Action Deafness has been paying tribute to Peter Kendall (Joint Chair) who has left the organisation after nine years.

Peter’s eventful journey started in 2008 until 2017 after spending a year in AD on student work placement. Peter returned very quickly after his placement and became a Trustee in 2009 before taking on Joint Chair duties in 2014 alongside Karen Read.

Craig Crowley (CEO): ‘We have journeyed together along our very memorable colleagues in Colin Henson, David Mumford, and Karen Read. Through Peter’s guidance, the Board enabled the reformation of Action Deafness leading to success after success.”

Roland Hilton (Vice-Chair): “We have had the most positive relationship. Peter and the Board took it upon ourselves to positively support management and staff to create a new business solutions philosophy which has paid off.”

Karen Read (Joint Chair) commented: “It is sad to see Peter leaving but he has left such an important mark on the history of the Board and organisation based on his sheer loyalty and commitment.

It has been quite an adventure with Peter. We are very grateful for his time with us. All good wishes to him and his family for the future.

At the most recent Board meeting, current Trustee Director, Andy Palmer, agreed to replace Peter as Joint Chair. Andy knows he has Peter’s big shoes to fill. We have no doubt he will do his utmost whilst working alongside Karen, Roland and the rest of the Board.

Peter was presented with a bronze hand cast by Roland Hilton, Vice Chair alongside grateful members of the Board (l to r: Emma Allen, Alison Lewis, Roland Hilton, Peter Kendall, Andy Palmer Karen Read (via iPad!) and Craig Crowley.