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Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Youth Horizons appoints new Chief Executive

Marion Heeney has today been appointed Chief Executive for Youth Horizons Trust – a national provider of evidence-based services for children and young people. Marion brings a wealth of experience from across the non-profit and government sectors including several Regional Director roles at Child Youth and Family.

The new appointment follows an extensive search led by Youth Horizons Board Chair, David Edwards. “Marion is an outstanding individual and it is a real pleasure having her join us. Maintaining and building our reputation as a leading evidence-based provider is an absolute priority so having someone with the in-depth sector knowledge and experience is a real asset.”

Marion has had an extensive career in the social services and health sectors and is a passionate advocate for young people. “I have been impressed by Youth Horizons for a number of years from a funder’s perspective so when the opportunity arose to take on the leadership role, I was very excited. The organisation has had a profound impact on the lives of some of our most vulnerable young people – it will be an honour and privilege to lead.”

Marion will officially start on October 13 and will be based at the organisation’s head office in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

About Youth Horizons

Youth Horizons is a non-profit organisation, which works with young people who are at risk of poor life outcomes due to complex behavioural and/or mental health needs, including conduct disorder and antisocial behaviours.

With a history of nearly 20 years practice, Youth Horizons now provides a range of interventions, including residential and foster care treatment, family preservation and reintegration, primary mental health intervention and independence transitioning services. These are all underpinned by the philosophy that young people should be empowered to fully participate in family/whānau, community and other productive pro-social activities. We use therapeutic and evidence-based models of care and we are continuously working towards best practice.

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