We are very excited to welcome Joseph R. Main as our new Chief Executive. Joseph arrives with great experience and huge energy and passion for the YMCA vision and work. In these uncertain and demanding times, we are looking forward to working with him and to his leadership of the team. Joseph has taken over from David Wallace who retired in June 2020.

"I am delighted to have been appointed as Chief Executive of YMCA Cheltenham,” said Joseph.

“The organisation and people in it are outstanding, and the excellent services we provide to those most in need in Cheltenham and Gloucester are a genuine testament to our mission and faith foundation.

"I am looking forward to working with the team, our partners and all those who have supported our work as we continue to bring meaningful, life-changing support to all those who may need us."

Joseph has served as Chief Executive of a number of Christian charities throughout his career, from relatively small regional organisations to large multi-million pound organisations, serving here in the UK and internationally. He is married to Laurelle – and ‘still very much in love after 30 years’ and they have 2 children.

Please join us in welcoming Joseph as the incoming Chief Executive.  

Mike Horne, Chairman of YMCA Cheltenham’s Board of Trustees