Piers Watson stepped down as Chair of Trustees at OCD Action on 20 October 2021. Piers has held the post for the last 5 years. He has been involved with the charity for the last 25 years as a Trustee, and previous Chair. OCD Action are indebted to Piers for his commitment to this role and his unwavering support over the years.

However, OCD Action are delighted that Piers will continue his work with the charity and are thrilled to announce his appointment as Chair of a newly formed Development Board.

The Development Board will drive philanthropic activity, developing the profile of the organisation and steering the charity towards new opportunities to raise vital funds.

The appointment will take immediate effect. Piers hopes to remain a trustee under a new Chair.

Piers Watson says: I’m stepping down as I believe it is good governance and the time is right to pass on the baton.  As someone who lives with OCD, I have been passionate about ensuring that the support I have received is available to everyone. It has been a great honour to chair OCD Action and, equally, I’m thrilled to be taking up this new role to drive the development and growth of OCD Action’s fundraising. I am keen for the Development Board to bring about positive change through innovative, transformative and impactful fundraising initiatives. My commitment to the charity remains undimmed.

Leigh Wallbank, CEO of OCD Action says: I would like to sincerely thank Piers for all he has contributed to OCD Action over the 25 years he has been involved. His vision and leadership over the last 5 years has enabled OCD Action to continue supporting and informing people affected by OCD, even when faced with challenging global circumstances. Over the recent months Piers has helped OCD Action shape our services and a vision that will provide a springboard for the future of the organisation. I very much look forward to continuing to work with Piers in his role as Chair of the Development Board.

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