Posted: 8 October 2020

The Board of Directors announce the departure of our Chief Executive, Matthew Byrne, after 14 years with the charity.

During his time at Westbank Matthew secured in excess of £25 million of funding from a range of sources including public sector contracts and lottery/trust funds. He successfully developed and managed a number of high-profile services and programmes including Westbank’s nationally recognised Carers Social Action programme.

As Devon emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, and Westbank begins to recover financially, Matthew and the Board of Directors have agreed that new leadership is required to address the financial challenges ahead.

The Board of Directors would like to thank Matthew for his commitment, integrity and loyalty to Westbank over many years and wish him every success in any future endeavours.

Jim Masters