Today, EIDA regrets to announce that Lucy Horitz will shortly step down as Chief Executive of the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) due to health reasons.

In the short time she has been with the organisation, Lucy has built the infrastructure needed for the next stage of EIDA’s organisational growth. Her achievements have included the design and development of a new member database, the launch of a refreshed website, the recruitment and induction of a small but talented permanent staff team, and most crucially, the initiation of EIDA’s journey towards charity status, which should transform its ability to raise funds.

Lucy Horitz, outgoing Chief Executive, said:

“Being EIDA’s CEO has been a true honour and I am so grateful to all the wonderful people involved with EIDA for their enormous support throughout my time here. Together, we have delivered fantastic initiatives that continue to raise awareness about domestic abuse, and most importantly, to support people experiencing domestic abuse to get the help they need.

“I am devastated to be unable to continue in the role due to unexpected health issues, but I remain committed to the organisation. The Board has asked me to remain involved, and it will be an honour to continue championing this cause about which I am so passionate.

“I know that EIDA will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Elizabeth Filkin, EIDA Chair, said:

“It has been a pleasure to work with Lucy and she will be missed. We are very grateful for her incredible work and service to EIDA and to our employer members, and I am very pleased she has agreed to continue to be our champion.  We will shortly announce the appointment of Lucy's successor who will support us as we continue to grow our reach and impact over the coming years.”

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