Introducing Our New Chair David Sargent

Sep 29, 2023

CEO for Real Life Options, David Sargent, announced as new Chair for the Association for Real Change (ARC).

We are delighted to announce David Sargent as the new Chair for the Association for Real Change (ARC).

Knowledge and experience

David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role.  He has over 33 years of leadership experience, including 19 years in 4 CEO’s roles.

David is Group CEO for Real Life Options, a UK charity providing support for autistic people, people with a learning disability and older people. His career has seen him work within social care, youth work and social entrepreneurship on a national, regional, and local level.

He has worked with

  • YMCA
  • Connexions
  • MHA Care Group
  • RV estates management and
  • Rand Water.

Leadership and Management

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.  He holds a first degree and a master’s degree in management and a national diploma in commercial horticulture.

As a qualified researcher, David’s doctoral research focussed on the application of organisational values within contemporary inclusive environments. He is experienced in developing innovative models of service delivery, utilising the strength of collaboration.

Passion and belief

He believes that charitable organisations should achieve meaningful social impact through economically viable business models, but always with people at the centre.

He is passionate about supporting vulnerable people to live their lives in communities with dignity and choice.

Find out who else is on the ARC board here.

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