Gavin Teasdale steps aside as Chief Executive Officer of Paces For personal reasons, and following a family bereavement, Gavin Teasdale has decided to step aside as Chief Executive Officer of Paces. We would like to thank Gavin for his efforts and commitment to Paces over the years he has been with us. Gavin said: “I enjoyed every day I worked at Paces and it was a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a dedicated and professional staff and with such lovely children and adults. I would like to wish Paces and everyone who works here all the very best for the future”. As a result of the decision, it has been agreed by Trustees that Dr Spencer Pitfield OBE will become Acting Chief Executive Officer of Paces, initially for an interim period, while Ann Menzies-Blythe will become the Chair of the Charity.