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Lynn Ladbrook to step down as PCRS CEO

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Headshots of Lynn Ladbrook and Tricia Bryant

After nearly three years in the role, Lynn Ladbrook, PCRS CEO, has announced that she will be leaving the Primary Care Respiratory Society at the end of September to take on a new role at the Association of Science Education.

Lynn has led the Society through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, streamlined activities and processes, and worked with members and stakeholders to deliver on a wide ranging programme of educational and clinical resources, events, conferences and campaigns.

On her resignation Lynn said:

 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at PCRS over the past few years and I am very proud of all that we have achieved throughout the pandemic, to support health care professionals to deliver the very best in respiratory care.   I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the team, Trustees, committee members, patient representatives and all those that support the Society – their passion, knowledge and commitment has been truly awe inspiring and I wish everyone all the very best for the future.”

As of 1st October, Tricia Bryant will take over as Executive Director at PCRS.  Tricia Bryant is currently the organisations Director of Operations and heads up the team that delivers much of the day to day activity of PCRS, including our Annual Conference, PCRU, In Touch and Respiratory Leadership programme.  

On taking over the role Tricia said:

 

"Lynn has undertaken a fantastic job, of navigating the organisation through the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked extremely hard with members, the committees, sponsors and stakeholders alike to streamline the organisation, introduce and embrace new digital technology and ensure PCRS is able to continue to deliver high value programmes. The legacy Lynn leaves sets some high expectations in a challenging environment. I have some very big boots to fill but I know I will be supported throughout by the wonderful committees, members and trustees for whom I have enormous respect and am very excited to be working with so closely in this new role."

Professor Martyn Partridge, Chair of Trustees said:

 

“We are extremely grateful to Lynn for all that she has done to improve and support PCRS during the time that she has been with us and we wish her well in her new position. We are delighted to appoint Tricia as our new Executive Director. Tricia has been intimately involved with the Society and its activities for a very long time and we can now benefit even more from her numerous strengths as the society continues its multiple activities to support the delivery of first class care to those with respiratory ill health in the community.”