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60 Seconds with Oliver McGeachy

60 Seconds with Oliver McGeachy

I understand that you recently stepped down as CEO of Headway Surrey - can you tell us about your time spent there - how did you come to be involved with Headway? 
I have worked within the voluntary sector for thirty years. I previously worked for one of the UK's largest housing associations in Peckham, where I helped to support disadvantaged people with their housing needs. I became CEO of Headway, Surrey in 2005. Headway works across the county, providing support and services to those affected by brain injuries. I was CEO there for twelve years - I was only meant to stay for two! I'm immensely proud of the work that they do.

What are some of your fondest memories of working with Headway? 
My fondest memories are of working with the clients. Those who suffer from brain injuries can often feel very frustrated as they remember what their lives were like before their brain injury, and what they were capable of doing. It was an extremely rewarding experience to work with them to help them make sense of life after their injury, and assist them in their rehabilitation.    

How long have you been a County Club member and how did you first hear about the club? 
I have been a County Club member for five years. I was initially involved with the County Club when the club adopted Headway as their charity of the year in 2013. Through events organised by the County Club they raised over £20,000 for Headway - a great effort. 

 What do you consider to be the benefits of being a member of the County Club? 
The County Club has many benefits. It provides an excellent place to entertain, with friendly service and great food. The club's central location makes it a helpful stopping point for meeting friends, colleagues or clients who are coming into town. I also like the fact that there is an exclusive element to the club.  

Oliver McGeachy, Former CEO, Headway Surrey


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