Beth Carruthers H&S

Remploy, the UK’s leading provider of employment services for disabled people, today announced that the Secretary of State for Work and Pension, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, has appointed Beth Carruthers to be the new Chief Executive. Beth will take up the post from 1 January 2014 and succeeds Tim Matthews who is stepping down at the end of his 5 year contract.

With a strong background in management and organisational development Beth joined Remploy in 2000 and took on the role of Director of Remploy’s Employment Services business in 2005. Beth brings to the CEO role a wealth of knowledge, experience and insight of the welfare to work sector.

Remploy’s Chairman Ian Russell welcomed the appointment, commenting: “I and my Board colleagues are delighted with the appointment of Beth as our new CEO.  Her background and experience make her the ideal choice to build upon Remploy’s tremendous success in transforming the lives of disabled people through employment. In welcoming Beth to her new role, I and the board extend our gratitude to Beth’s predecessor, Tim Matthews, for the way in which he has led the transformation of Remploy over the past five years.”

Minister for Employment, Esther McVey said: “Since 2005, Beth has led the development of the Employment Services business which has achieved significant growth by developing innovative and effective support services for disabled people and employers, finding more than 50,000 jobs for disabled and disadvantaged people in the last four years.”

Beth said of her appointment: “I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to lead this fabulous organisation through the next chapter in its amazing history. I look forward to working with all of our stakeholders to create even more opportunities for disabled people to transform their lives through employment.”