Dr Marianna Tortell has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of DVIP. She will take over leadership of the organisation when Ben Jamal leaves in October to take on a new challenge after ten years at DVIP.
Ellen Storrar, Chair of DVIP, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Marianna as DVIP’s new Chief Executive just before we celebrate our 25th birthday in 2017. She brings with her a wealth of experience in the domestic and sexual violence sectors, as well as strong skills and experience with developing partnerships with government, funders and other stakeholders. We are indebted to Ben for all his work for DVIP over the last ten years which has seen DVIP cement its reputation for providing innovative and effective responses to families affected by domestic abuse, and wish him the very best in the future. The staff and management committee look forward to welcoming Marianna to DVIP and working with her to ensure the organisation continues and further develops its work to keep women and children safe.”
Marianna Tortell said: “I am thrilled to be joining DVIP, especially as the organisation gets ready to celebrate 25 years of innovative, effective services supporting survivors and challenging the prevalence of domestic violence. I am committed to the work to keep women and children safe and to end violence against women and girls, and look forward to working with the staff team and the board at DVIP to continue to develop the organisation’s services for the coming 25 years.”