12 October 2020
Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of I CAN, is to stand down after five years in the role after deciding to retire from full time employment. Bob will continue to be involved in organisations and social causes through non-executive positions and volunteering.
Bob will remain in post until 31 March 2021. The recruitment for the next Chief Executive will be led by I CAN’s Chairman Roy Blatchford.
The national charity has seen significant growth and expansion into new services during Bob’s tenure as Chief Executive. Key milestones include:
Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of I CAN, said:
"After a career spanning 40 years living and working in the United States, Africa, Asia and 26 years in England, the last five with I CAN, it is time for me to enter the next phase of life. It has been an absolute privilege to serve I CAN and most importantly the hundreds of children in Dawn House and Meath Schools, and the thousands of other children, young people and families we support through our projects, training materials and Enquiry Line and websites. Helping develop children’s language is critical for our nation, but especially for the hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children that so desperately require assistance."
Roy Blatchford, I CAN’s Chair of the Board of Trustees said:
“We are incredibly grateful to Bob for his leadership, direction and dedication in spearheading I CAN’s support services to children and young people with communication difficulties, their families and engaging with the professionals and practitioners who work within the sector. Bob leaves I CAN better prepared, more adept and agile to react and respond to the challenges the future brings. I would like to thank Bob on behalf of the trustees and everyone who supports I CAN, and wish him well as he embraces retirement.”
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