Auriga has announced the appointment of a new non-executive chair at a significant time for the organisation that has seen a 90% increase in the amount of charitable grants it has administered due to the ongoing Cost of Living Crisis.

Qualified HR professional, Tracey Orr brings considerable transformational experience to the Midlands-based Public Benefit organisation having worked for the Central England Co-operative for 37 years and at board level for more than a decade. She brings expertise in strategy development and implementation, change management, financial and performance appraisal, oversight of digital and technology strategies, as well as with people and culture.

Auriga Services chief executive, Jill Wheeler said: “We are absolutely delighted that Tracey has been appointed as Chair at such an exceptional time for Auriga and its partner organisations.

“Auriga administers more than £30 million of charitable grants and supports around 420,000 people each year on behalf of the water, energy, local authority, social housing, and charity sectors that, now more than ever, are accountable to their customers and communities to do the right thing.

“Having originally joined in 2021 as a non-executive director, Tracey will continue to support the rapid growth of Auriga as it continues to assist its partners and hundreds of thousands of people that are facing economically challenging times.”

Tracey Orr said: “With the Cost of Living crisis affecting so many, Auriga needs to be in a position to support more people as costs continue to spiral. I intend to use my operational and HR knowledge to help guide the organisation through this period of rapid growth and significant change. Ultimately, it’s about adding value where I can whilst also focussing on the relationships that really matter.”

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