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New Chief Executive to lead UK’s top church outreach resources supplier

CPO has announced the appointment of Andy Moreman to head up the Sussex-based organisation as it supports the UK Church in communicating the Christian message ...

CPO (Christian Publishing & Outreach) has announced the appointment of Andy Moreman to head up the Sussex-based organisation after previous CEO Paul Slide stepped down earlier in the summer.

Andy has worked with Youth for Christ and various local authorities in the youth services sector, including six years as Assistant Head of Integrated Youth Services at Kent County Council, and leaves his current role as Managing Director of the Young Lambeth Co-op to join CPO.

He says: "It is a real honour to be able to join an organisation with such a rich heritage as CPO. I am looking forward to becoming part of a fantastic team as we seek creative ways of supporting churches and charities, helping them share their messages in new and exciting ways.

“In a world where communication is an increasingly complex science with multiple channels available, the challenge remains to find the best way to reach people. Some 25 years of work across the public, private and charity sectors have taught me that the only real route to success is in putting the customer first, and working together to find the right solutions.

“I know that CPO has a desire to spend time with its customers and is dedicated to giving them the best support possible – and that is what has drawn me to this new opportunity, which I am very much looking forward to."

CPO chair of trustees Andrew Stockbridge says: "I am delighted to welcome Andy Moreman to the role of Chief Executive at CPO. Andy brings a wealth of senior leadership experience to this pivotal role in the charity at this time of significant change and development.

“Our primary motivation is to support the UK Church as together we seek to communicate the Christian message. This vision has not changed but the world of communications has. Together with all my fellow trustees and staff, I look forward to working with Andy at this exciting time for CPO.”

His predecessor Paul Slide began work with Christian Herald 30 years ago and progressed to become Chief Executive when CPO was formed in 2005 from the amalgamation of Christian Publicity Organisation and Christian Media Centre. He led the transition of CPO from its print-based roots to a broader remit serving the Church with innovative Christian resources and media.

In leaving CPO, Paul Slide commented: “We’ve been involved in some great things over the years and I’m sure there is more to come. I’m very excited about the possibilities for CPO in the future, but now is the right time for me to hand the baton on.”

Last year CPO launched a new innovations hub in Brighton, drawing on the creative talents of a wide range of Christian designers and artists, whose work is showcased in CPO’s regular catalogues. The Brighton hub is also spearheading CPO’s work helping churches share the life-changing message of Jesus powerfully and effectively with local communities in the digital age.

CPO publishes Inspire magazine and Woman Alive, the UK's only monthly magazine for Christian women.

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