Paul Breckell, chief executive at Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) will be stepping down from his position in August after eleven years with the charity and six years as chief executive.

The decision, announced to the Board of Trustees of the charity at the end of May, is due to Paul’s personal circumstances, including additional caring responsibilities in his family.

Paul is moving on to become the Director of Strategy and Transformation at the charity Ambitious About Autism on a one year contract with the flexibility to give him the appropriate time to meet his family commitments.

Paul Breckell said: “It has been a privilege to lead Action on Hearing Loss for the past six years and I’m very proud of what we have achieved and am confident that there are even greater things to come for the charity.  I’m looking forward to new challenges at Ambitious About Autism, another fantastic and progressive charity, and also having more time to meet my family commitments”

John Morgan said: “Paul has been a fantastic Chief Executive leading Action on Hearing Loss through a period of significant growth both in income and social impact. The Board respect his decision to find a role where he can take more time to meet his family caring responsibilities. Our new strategy ‘Transforming Lives’ is an exciting and ambitious one and we have now begun the search to find a successor to take the strategy forward and have the maximum possible impact for people who are deaf, have tinnitus, and hearing loss.”

Attenti have been engaged to lead the search for Paul’s successor. The search will be led by David Fielding MBE, the Managing Partner.

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is the national charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. Action on Hearing Loss enables them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way, giving people support and care, developing technology and treatments, and campaigning for equality.
Paul Breckell will leave the charity in August 2018.