Literacy charity Quick Reads is to recruit a new project director following Kathy Gale’s decision to leave the post to concentrate on a growing psychotherapy and coaching practice.
The charity's chair Gail Rebuck said Gale had been a "wonderful" project director and had played a pivotal part in the scheme's success thus far. “We are now looking for a highly motivated person to pick up the baton from Kathy, to lead Quick Reads in the next chapter of its development,” she said.
Gale said she was proud to have been part of the initiative, commenting: “Together we have brought a substantial number of new people to the joys and opportunities that reading can bring—from some of the most struggling communities in our nation—and we have transformed thousands of lives. I believe this is a great moment of potential for Quick Reads and I will look forward to watching the initiative flourish in the years to come.”
She will continue in the role until a successor is found.
Since its launch in 2006, Quick Reads has distributed more than 3.5 million of its titles, short books written by bestselling authors and aimed at engaging more people in reading.