We are very pleased to announce that Sarah Metcalfe has been appointed as our new Executive Director.
Sarah will take up her post with us on the 1st September, 2020 – we warmly welcome her and look forward to her leadership and presence among us.
‘Hello everyone. I am delighted to have the chance to work for the Iona Community in the new role of Executive Director. It was clear during the interview process how much work and thought the Community has invested in envisaging its future and it is a privilege to be joining you now. I am looking forward to working closely with Leader Ruth Harvey and the team to make your plans a reality. For the last five years I have been CEO of a music and dementia charity, Playlist for Life, after ten years working in political campaigns and community organisation, and a more colourful early period including spells as a housing officer, bus driver, actress and private investigator. I have fond childhood memories of Iona and the Abbey, where my parents led two summer sessions in the mid ’80s. I was a toilet-cleaner both weeks and am excited to see how the toilets look now, after the refurbishments. I am married to Jim and we live in Glasgow with our children and cat.’