Grief Encounter is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Bloom, Trustee of Grief Encounter since 2021, as the new Interim Chair of Trustees following the departure of Harold Gittelmon.

Alan brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to our mission of supporting bereaved children and their families. His appointment is effective as of August 2023.

With an impressive leadership background, and more than 30 years’ experience operating at board level, we are confident that Alan will provide exceptional leadership and guidance to Grief Encounter as we continue to grow and expand our services. We are excited to work alongside him in our collective effort to provide support to families experiencing grief.

As the new Chair of Trustees, Alan will play a vital role in shaping Grief Encounter’s future and ensuring the charity remains at the forefront of grief support. His leadership will be instrumental in fostering innovation, strengthening partnerships, and driving our mission forward.

“We extend our warmest welcome to Alan as the new Chair of Trustees and have full confidence in his ability to lead Grief Encounter to new heights. With his leadership and the continued support of our dedicated staff, volunteers, and community, we are confident that we will continue to make a profound difference in the lives of bereaved children and families.” Suzy Turner-Jones, CEO.