Kevin Williams, who was previously CEO of TACT, took up his new post on 1 June 2015, the first day of Foster Care Fortnight.
Kevin took the lead in setting up FtSE in 2007, having identified the need for a body that represents the views, perspectives and experience of charitable and not-for-profit fostering providers.
Since then he has engaged vigorously in a number of national campaigns and spoken out for children and foster carers.
At a time when increasing numbers of Independent Fostering Providers are being bought up by private equity firms, it's good news that The Fostering Network, a charity that more than any other shapes the foster care agenda, is being led by someone with a background in third sector fostering.
We hope there will be many opportunities to work together in the future.