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National Osteoporosis Society appoints new Chief Executive

The National Osteoporosis Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Terry Eccles as its new Chief Executive.
56 year old Terry joins the National Osteoporosis Society on 1 July 2003, from his position as Deputy Chief Executive of the International Save the Children Alliance.

Terry replaces the former director of the National Osteoporosis Society Linda Edwards who died in December 2002.

Terry said, “I was privileged to meet and work with my distinguished and much loved predecessor Linda Edwards over a period of three years, when I was Chief Executive of another related charity. I know that her style, inspiration, commitment and leadership will be a hard act to follow but I will continue to draw strength from her achievements and the outstanding organisation and network that she has left us.”

He was previously Chief Executive of Coeliac UK, supporting 58,000 members living with intolerance to gluten. He led that charity to Health Charity of The Year in 2002.

Terry also has extensive commercial experience having spent 15 years with the international Mars organisation, latterly as a European Manager.

Terry added, “I am delighted and honoured to be given the responsibility of leading, on behalf of our President and Council, the professional and talented team of staff, volunteers and supporters of the Society during what promises to be an exciting and challenging time of development and accelerating growth.”

Chairman of the NOS Council of Management Professor David Barlow said, “Following the loss of Linda Edwards the Society has been in the reliable hands of our Acting Chief Executive, Jackie Parrington, who has steered us through this time of transition. With the appointment of Terry we shall continue to make progress in addressing the important issues in osteoporosis.”

Terry said, “We face many opportunities with new standards set out in the National Service Framework for Older People. We have a continuing role to play in raising awareness, offering advice and information to those diagnosed with or at risk from osteoporosis, helping them to avoid fractures and enjoy a better quality of life. Our challenges to fund research and promote education for both the public and health professionals are extensive, with the need for sustainable funding being paramount.“


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