AVUK appoints Anita Grover as new Chief Executive
We are delighted to announce that Anita Grover has been appointed as our new Chief Executive to succeed Jacqueline Stokes. Anita comes to AVUK from a senior civil service background where she led communications on the government's disability, employers, pensions and poverty agendas. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Digital and Direct Marketing, a Trustee of Chiltern Citizens Advice Bureau and a School Governor. Anita is profoundly deaf after losing her hearing progressively from childhood. She had successful cochlear implant surgery in 2006.
On being appointed, Anita says, "It is a great honour to be chosen to lead AVUK and I am really looking forward to building on the strong foundations laid by Jacqueline Stokes and the dedicated teams in London and Oxfordshire. The achievements of children graduating from the AVUK programme are extraordinary. I firmly believe that every family faced with a diagnosis of deafness should have access to Auditory Verbal Therapy, if they want their child to learn to listen, speak and participate fully in mainstream life "
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AVUK’s Chair of trustees says of Anita’s appointment:
“We’re delighted to appoint Anita from a strong field of candidates. She brings top-level leadership and communications experience as well as good policy and government relations knowledge. She also brings unique insight into hearing impairment as someone who is profoundly deaf herself. Our goal for the babies and children that we work with is that there should be no barriers between them and the rest of the world around them. This appointment is testimony to that ambition of no barriers in the way of deaf people.”