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Craig Jones appointed as our new CEO

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22 Jan 2020

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Jones as new Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS).

Craig, who is currently Director of Communications for the Advertising Standards Authority, is taking up his new position in March 2020.

He has held leadership roles in membership and regulatory bodies over the last decade and sits on the Board of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He also serves as a Lay Member of the National Organ Donation Committee at NHS Blood and Transplant.

Craig practised as a government lawyer in the Home Office and, in 2006, he applied his experience of advocacy to leading a children’s charity’s successful campaign for new investment in socially excluded young people. Following that outcome, he was invited by a Cabinet Minister to oversee stakeholder engagement for the Equality Act. 

His new appointment as CEO of the ROS was made after a thorough and competitive recruitment process during 2019. Chair of the ROS Board of Trustees, Professor Neil Gittoes, says:

“Craig’s experience in the public sector will hugely benefit the charity’s strategic direction, helping focus on the prevention of osteoporosis, and working towards finding a cure.

“We as a charity are extremely excited about the future and our vision of a future without osteoporosis. Craig’s appointment as our new CEO will be key to delivering this. The launch of our new Osteoporosis and Bone Research Academy, which followed on from our charity being awarded a protected Royal title in 2019, will drive us towards achieving a cure for osteoporosis," he continues.

“Putting our beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do means our priorities include improving the bone health of our nation and influencing healthcare providers and professionals to deliver high-quality healthcare. We want to ensure that people are assessed and treated for osteoporosis much earlier. The ROS aims to provide the best information, support and services to help people with osteoporosis live well.”

Craig says: “The Royal Osteoporosis Society has a great story to tell. The charity has a record in supporting people with osteoporosis to live well, leadership in services to diagnose people more quickly, and plays a major role in the research effort to develop new forms of treatment and a cure. 

“It is a privilege to join the ROS’s committed staff, volunteers and partners as they continue to make a difference in the lives of the charity's beneficiaries.”

Craig takes over from Claire Severgnini, who retired from the ROS in December 2019 after 13 years.