Press release - Richard's retirement

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30 June 2022

Richard McCracken retires

After 14 years as Director of The Case Centre, Richard McCracken officially retired today (30 June 2022).

Much loved by staff and the wider case method community, Richard was given a proper send off in June, with a staff outing to Brighton on the UK’s south coast, and a farewell garden party at Chicheley Hall in Buckinghamshire (pictures below).

Professor Ruth Bender, Chair of the Board, said: 

“We owe Richard an enormous debt of gratitude for leading The Case Centre through a period of significant change and many challenges. As a result of his leadership Vicky inherits an organisation in excellent shape. As he moves towards his retirement, we extend our very best wishes to Richard, as well as grateful thanks for all that he has done.”

As of 1 July 2022, Vicky Lester, who was previously Deputy Director at The Case Centre, succeeds Richard.

Garden party at Chicheley Hall

Chicheley Hall
Richard's retirement garden party at Chicheley Hall
Ruth Bender giving Richard McCracken's retirement speech
Ruth Bender
Ruth Bender giving Richard McCracken's retirement speech
Richard McCracken and Ruth Bender
Ruth Bender presenting Richard McCracken with a retirement gift
Ruth presents Richard with a retirement gift
Vicky Lester giving Richard McCracken's retirement speech
New CEO, Vicky Lester
Vicky Lester presenting Richard McCracken with a retirement gift
Vicky presents Richard with a retirement gift
Richard McCracken, Mark Jenkins, Lynette Ryals, Ruth Bender and Vicky Lester
Richard with the three Chairs of the Board during his tenure, Mark Jenkins, Lynette Ryals and Ruth Bender, and new CEO Vicky Lester

Staff trip to Brighton

Many Richards on the bus
The Case Centre team in Brighton

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