Focus 12 in Bury St Edmunds to welcome new chief executive next week

Chip Somers of Focus 12
Chip Somers of Focus 12
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Drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity Focus 12 has announced that it will have a new chief executive from next Tuesday (1) in a move it hopes will bring in more funding.

The leading abstinence charity, which counts Russell Brand and Davina McCall among its patrons, was founded by Chips Somers 16-years ago.

In that time it has treated close to 1,000 clients, and helped improve both their lives and the lives of their families.

The changes will see Chip stay on as a strategic director, focusing on national drug and alchol issues as well as helping secure funding to ensure the charity’s work continues.]

The new chief executive will be trustee Andy Yacoub, a former Metropolitan Police officer and Suffolk County Council diversity manager. Jose Pereira meanwhile will join as clinical manager also from October 1.