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Statement from the Chairman of the Board

On behalf of all of the Board, I would like to thank Tracey Burley for the excellent work she has done leading Cognus over the last two-and-a-half years. Tracey has achieved a great deal and the organisation is in a good position as we look forward, and so she has decided it is now time for a change. Under her leadership, we have secured considerable additional funds from central government, implemented new successful programmes to support children and young people, and most importantly we have made strong improvements to all our services and we continue to focus on improving the SEND service even further. There is more to do to complete this journey but I am proud of the progress we have made so far. We all wish Tracey every success for the future.

I have asked Bob Harrison, our Service Director, to lead the organisation during August and have every confidence he will do an excellent job. This allows the Board time to consider interim arrangements until such time as a new Managing Director is recruited.

Ian Comfort, Chairman, Cognus Board of Directors

Letter Aug 5 2019