Thames Reach welcomes new director of people

Thames Reach warmly welcomes Joanna Mark-Richards as its new director of people

Thames Reach welcomes new director of people

Thames Reach would like to publicly welcome Joanna Mark-Richards as its new director of people, joining the senior management team this month. Joanna has worked in human resources since the beginning of her professional career and has worked in the charity, further education and private sectors.  Joanna joins us from directing human resources at organisations such as TCES Independent Schools, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Imperial College London.  She also has extensive experience as a trustee and volunteer in organisations that support people in need such as Hestia Housing and Support, Healthwatch and St John Ambulance.

As director of people, Joanna will lead human resources and work with the team to support and enhance Thames Reach’s collective approach and improve strategy and service across the organisation. Her appointment will reinforce our commitment to staff and volunteers, ensuring all members of the Thames Reach community are supported while carrying out essential work towards ending street homelessness.

She will be spending time getting to know our work, visiting staff in all projects and services across London. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience, we are looking forward to working with Joanna, and warmly welcome her to Thames Reach.

Joanna Mark-Richards said: “I am really excited to join Thames Reach as its first director of people to assist the organisation in achieving its vision where street homelessness is ended by delivering an outstanding people and volunteer service. I look forward to working with all employees so that we maintain and enhance our high-performance culture.”

Bill Tidnam, chief executive at Thames Reach, said: “Joanna’s appointment reflects the central importance of our staff and volunteers to the work that we do.  I’m really pleased to welcome her, and look forward to the knowledge and experience she will bring to the Thames Reach team.”