Community Care mag boss resigns

Polly Neate, the long-serving editor of Community Care magazine,
has resigned in order to take on a senior policy role with children’s
charity NCH.
 
Neate, who has been with the RBI title for 15
years and editor for six-and-a-half years, will become executive
director of new business strategy and communication at the charity.
 
She said: “I’ll really miss the team, along with
the sense of security you have when you feel very at home working
somewhere and have been there for ages.
 
“I’ll also miss the platform I’ve had as editor of Community Care to speak out about issues that I feel very strongly about.”
 
Neate was editing the title when it won the PPA Business and Professional Magazine of the Year Award in 2003.
She said the company had changed so much since she joined in 1990 that it seemed “like another planet”.
 
“We all wrote on manual typewriters, I used to
smoke in the office, one person on the team even used to bring a
blanket to work and have an hour’s sleep under the editor’s desk after
lunch,” she added.
 
Publishing director Trevor Goodman said: “Polly will be a very hard act to follow – she has been a fantastic editor.
 
“It says a lot for her – but also for the status
of Community Care in social care – that she is moving from a publishing
background into one of the most influential policy roles in the
charities sector. We all wish her well.”
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