A MAN who has headed up a Hereford charity for more than a decade is stepping down.

Ian Williams has spent 16 years as chief executive of aid charity Concern Universal and has seen the charity go from strength to strength to help more than 2.5 million people in poverty worldwide.

Kathryn Llewellyn, the founder of Swansea-based charity Positive Women, will take over.

She said: "I am incredibly excited to take up the leadership of Concern Universal. The organisation’s ability to give a voice and open up opportunities to those most unheard and undervalued is inspirational."