Joe Whyte, Managing Director, resigned from 1st September 2021 due to retirement. Joe was in post for 22 years, joining Share in March 1999 and was a diplomatic, caring and compassionate leader who was liked and respected by staff, parents and services users alike. He selflessly postponed his earlier planned retirement in order to safely steer the organisation through Covid. Joe transformed the way Share approached housing for service users utilising his Architectural background to work in partnership with housing associations in the build of specially adapted housing for our Craigton Avenue and Dunlaw Wynd services. This massively improved living conditions for service users. The staff and service users wish him all the best in his retirement.
Joe was replaced by Ruth Dorman, CEO. Ruth is passionate about people and believes that with the right support and encouragement everyone can have a fulfilling life. We are all in this together playing our individual and collective parts to ensure those we serve experience their best possible life.Ruth is an accomplished and experienced Chief Executive and a health and social care professional. She offers significant experience in senior leadership and strategic roles within diverse environments, with a record of successfully designing and delivering wide ranging transformational programmes and improving performance, inspiring realisation of full potential. Having worked in both the public and not for profit sector. You could say she has a transformational leadership style motivating and inspiring individuals to put people at the centre of getting work done and to be engaged with their work.Ruth’s effectiveness at this level derives from her ability to apply sound judgement whilst remaining focused on the organisation’s primary objectives and successfully building strong working relationships, both internally and externally. Ruth has contributed to several third sector and statutory agency boards and committees.