Dyslexia Action is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Interim Chief Executive, Matthew Simkins. His skills in the commercial and charity sector ensure that he brings a wealth of experience to the charity, particularly from a financial and overall strategic viewpoint. The charity looks forward to benefitting from his expertise and using his fresh and wide-ranging perspective to enhance its prospects and seek new and innovative ways to reach and support those with literacy and numeracy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.

 

Speaking about his new role Matthew said: “I’m delighted to be joining Dyslexia Action at this important time and look forward to working with the team to offer effective support and services to people with literacy and numeracy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. Dyslexia Action’s cause is one that I am particularly passionate about. I appreciate the importance of getting the right support through my experience with a close family member who has dyslexia. I look forward to helping to steer the charity.”

 

Paula Whittle, Chair of Trustees, expressed her thanks to former Chief Executive, Stephen Hall, “for his dedication and hard work,” adding that Stephen has been “invaluable in shaping the direction of Dyslexia Action since he joined as Director of Operations in 2014”.