New Co-CEOs taking the charity forward 

As we continue our search for a new permanent CEO, we are pleased to announce that two members of our senior team will be stepping into the roles of acting Co-CEOs: Joel Robinson and Mark Delacour. 

Together, Joel and Mark bring a dynamic combination of skills, experience, and a shared commitment to our mission. As acting Co-CEOs, they will work collaboratively to ensure continuity in our operations, serving the needs of the communities we support and engage. 

Joel Robinson, previously our Director of Services, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his new role. Since joining METRO in 2018, Joel has demonstrated clear leadership and a deep commitment to our mission. His strategic vision and passion for service delivery make him an invaluable asset to the charity. 

Mark Delacour, formerly our Director of External Affairs, has been an integral part of the charity since 2015, and has been working collaboratively with METRO since 2003. Mark's extensive experience in advocacy and community engagement has been instrumental in growing the charity and strengthening our partnerships. His leadership and advocacy have played a key role in championing METRO's impact over the years. 

Mark Delacour, Acting Co-CEO, said: 

“We are hugely grateful to Andrew Evans, our previous CEO, for his dedication to the charity over 23 years, which saw him grow with us from a volunteer to finally the CEO. We wish him all the best for the future, and know that he will not be a stranger. I am honoured to take on this interim role with Joel, and I am excited about the positive impact we can have together working closely with the amazing team here at METRO.” 

Joel Robinson, Acting Co-CEO, said: 

“This is a pivotal time for METRO as we enter our 40th year. An exciting time, but also not without its challenges. Together as Co-CEOs, we will be looking to bring stability to the charity and progressing key areas of organisational development, whilst ensuring delivery against our strategic plan. We also want to move forward our plans to become an anti-racist charity and realise our vision for a more liberated METRO.” 

We anticipate this Co-CEO arrangement to be in place until the beginning of October 2024.