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Medaille Trust announces Dani Wardman as new CEO

We are delighted to announced that Dani Wardman will be joining in June as our new CEO.

Dani joins us from the Religious Life Safeguarding Service (RLSS) where she has served as their first CEO since 2021. She was previously CEO at Survive, a specialist sexual violence charity providing therapeutic counselling and support to victims. She brings extensive experience of supporting survivors.

Commenting on the appointment Dani said:

"I am delighted to be appointed as the CEO for Medaille Trust. I am looking forward to working with the staff team, trustees and our partners to provide vital services for victims of modern slavery." 

Sr Jane Maltby RSCJ, the Medaille Trust chair, welcomed the appointment: “Dani comes to us from a strong background in working with victims of violence, abuse and degradation. Her starting point is the welfare and development of the whole person, and she will take forward the excellent work of the past few years. It is an exciting moment for us and we look forward to Dani joining.”

Dani replaces Garry Smith, who is leaving Medaille after a highly successful six-year period for a new role as Director of Mission with Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL).