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New chief executive of Norfolk Community Foundation revealed

PUBLISHED: 12:17 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:33 12 December 2017

Claire Cullens who will replace Graham Tuttle as chief executive of Norfolk Community Foundation in 2018. Picture: NORFOLK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Claire Cullens who will replace Graham Tuttle as chief executive of Norfolk Community Foundation in 2018. Picture: NORFOLK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

NORFOLK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

A foundation which links Norfolk charities and community groups will have a change of leadership in the new year.

Claire Cullens will replace the outgoing Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF) chief executive Graham Tuttle, who is stepping down this year.

Ms Cullens is the current director of development for the foundation which has provided £3m worth of grant funding to community projects over the last year.

During her time in Norfolk she has been involved in the voluntary sector, a business mentor for the Princes Trust and a Hewett Academy governor.

Ms Cullens said: “To meet the obvious challenges ahead, we need to build even stronger relationships within the charitable sector, continue to identify and tell the stories of those in need to those who want to help and give something back, so that we start to change the world on our doorstep and improve lives across Norfolk.”

The Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, said: “I’m delighted Claire Cullens will lead Norfolk Community Foundation in the next phase of its life. NCF is now well established and respected, and has been the channel for millions of pounds to help Norfolk charities and community groups. The need for its work is greater than ever, and I am confident that Claire will build on the outstanding way Graham Tuttle led NCF in recent years.”

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