White to stand down as ELCAP Chief Executive

White to stand down as ELCAP Chief Executive

ELCAP has announced that Chief Executive, Paul White, is to stand down from his role at the start of October 2022.

White, who joined ELCAP in November 2018, is set to join Kingdom Support and Care, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association.

Reflecting on his move, White said:

“I have loved every minute of my time at ELCAP and it has been a privilege to lead our charity over the last four years.  We continue to perform strongly in sometimes challenging circumstances and that is down to our people – the individuals we support and their families, our staff and our Board.  My engagement with them has made my life richer and I will never forget their kindness towards me or their commitment to our cause.

I’ve also enjoyed really good relationships with our partners at East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership and Midlothian Council.  We work well together, in the interests of the individuals who require our care and support.  The benefits of positive partnership cannot be underestimated.

It is now time to take on a new challenge and test myself in a different environment.  But there’s a part of me that could stay with ELCAP forever and the organisation and its people will always have a place in my heart.”

Looking back on White’s tenure, Bette Francis, Chair of ELCAP’s Board of Trustees, said:

“Over the past four years, Paul has led ELCAP with clarity and integrity.  His calm and measured approach gave the organisation stability and welcome reassurance in the two years of the pandemic, which presented major challenges for the people we support and for the workforce.

Paul balances realism and ambition to stretch us all to do the best we can for ELCAP, while recognising competing demands for our time.

He is well respected throughout the organisation and has encouraged good relationships through stronger connections in our communities.

Paul never rests on his laurels and in seeking new personal challenges we know he will still support our collective desire for ELCAP to be recognised as gold standard.  He will be missed by the people we support, our staff and our Board of Trustees.

On behalf of us all, I wish Paul happiness and success in his new ventures.”

White’s last working day will be Friday 7 October 2022.

The task of recruiting ELCAP’s new Chief Executive is well under way, with the support of executive search specialists, FWB Park Brown.

ELCAP’s Registered Manager, Karen Cowe and Business Manager, Lara Ritchie will manage the charity until a new Chief Executive is appointed