Welcome to Gareth - OCD Action's new Director

After seven years of working at OCD Action, it is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to our Director, Joel Rose. Joel has done a huge amount for the Charity and he will really be missed.

"I am sad to be going but I know that I can leave the Charity in a great place, and we have lots of exciting plans for the future. It has been a real pleasure and a privilege to lead the Charity and to work with some truly inspiring people."

Joel will be leaving OCD Action in May, to take up a new challenge as the head of the charity Cardiomyopathy UK; we wish him the very best in his new role.

Joel will be leaving us in the very capable hands of OCD Action’s new Director, Gareth Crossman, who we are really excited to welcome to our team. Gareth has spent the last six years as the Executive Director of TACT, the UK's largest fostering and adoption charity. Having previously worked as a solicitor and journalist, as well as having spent several years as the Policy and Parliamentary Director at Liberty, Gareth has exactly the background, skills and experience needed to take OCD Action forward and continue to develop its services.

"I'm really looking forward to starting. Over the last few years, Joel and his team have done fantastic work in managing OCD Action's growth and by developing support, advocacy, and other services helping those affected by OCD to get the diagnosis and treatment they need. I want to build on this by continuing to raise awareness of the impact of OCD, by campaigning for change to help those affected, and by developing our network of supporters and members. I will be starting OCD Action at the end of June, and look forward to meeting you."

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 020 7253 5272.