North East based specialist mental health and wellbeing service provider, Concern Group, has appointed Adam Crampsie as its new chief executive.
Most recently, Mr. Crampsie was the Managing Director of Bloom Procurement Services which in 2019 delivered over £28 million of social value, leading them to win the Highest Climber Award in the North East Top 200 companies list, and the High Growth & Ambition Award at the North East Business Awards in 2020.
The appointment of Mr. Crampsie follows the decision of CEO Brendan Hill to step down from the role after 17 years.
Mr. Crampsie is a mental health clinician by background and his experience spans the private, public, and charity sectors, having started his career working for the NHS where he undertook senior management and leadership roles.
He later joined Nuffield Health, being responsible for clinical services across the group, a role where he focused on reinvesting financial success back into healthcare improvements through a range of initiatives and projects.
Mr. Crampsie aims to make a considerable impact at Concern, drawing upon his commercial experience and social value in the private sector by now applying it to a charitable area.
Concern Group, based in Newcastle, is made up of two organisations – Mental Health Concern, a charity that provides specialist mental health services across the North East, and Insight Healthcare, which delivers Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services nationwide.
Upon his appointment, Mr. Crampsie said: “I am thrilled to join Concern Group as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to work with colleagues, trustees, valued partners, and the wider community. It’s rare to find an organisation that is truly values-led, and even rarer to find one that makes such a positive impact on its service users.
“I am deeply passionate about mental health – and it has been an important part of my career. Seeing and experiencing the positive impact of mental health services on individuals and families is one of the most rewarding aspects of any role I have ever had.
“Our communities need high-quality mental health services now more than ever and I believe Concern Group is uniquely placed to address these issues, helping those who need it most.”
Rosemary Granger, Chair of Trustees for Concern Group said: “I am delighted to welcome Adam as our new Chief Executive and we are thrilled to have attracted someone of his calibre.
“I am enormously confident that Mental Health Concern and Insight Healthcare will benefit greatly from Adam’s wide-ranging skills and experience, helping us to further develop the organisation and meet the many challenges lying ahead.”
Mr. Crampsie’s appointment comes at a time of change in the mental health service as the NHS looks to provide an increasingly integrated approach across services to ensure anyone who needs support with their mental health can access it quickly and efficiently.