The CoLab Exeter team are delighted to welcome Julie Dent CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. CoLab is an Exeter based charity, and multi-agency wellbeing and innovation hub working across sectors to strengthen local community cohesion and help to achieve positive outcomes for people with multiple and complex lives.
Julie comes with a wealth of experience, having chaired Devon Partnership NHS Trust, London Probation, User Voice (a charity for offenders), as well as Libraries Unlimited. She has had an exciting executive career in the NHS before retiring to enjoy Devon. Julie has great insight into, and knowledge of CoLab’s areas of focus and will support the staff and Board of Trustees on their journey of evolution.
Julie is passionate about raising the profile of the issues experienced by the most vulnerable in Exeter and Devon, and working with partners to find solutions that enable people to lead the best lives they can, whilst supporting them through the most difficult times.