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Hugh Thornbery CBE Chair

Hugh worked in children’s services in the statutory and voluntary sectors for more than 40 years, and retired from his last role of Chief Executive at Adoption UK in early 2017. Prior to joining Adoption UK, he held a range of senior roles at Action for Children. He is a qualified social worker and youth and community worker, and in the 2016 New Year’s Honours he was awarded a CBE for services to children and families.