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New CEO and trustee for Cats Protection

Charles Darley has been named the new interim head of Cats Protection, the UK’s leading cat charity. He has held senior positions with the Church of England, the National Center for Social Research, and others.

Cats Protection Chair Linda Upson said, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Charles, who has a track record of leading growth and transformation in more than a dozen charities.”

Cats Protection also welcomes three new trustees:

  • Amanda Farnsworth, who held senior positions with the BBC.
  • Rob Parkinson, CEO of the Warwick Students’ Union.
  • Sarah Hunt, Head of Audit UK & Ireland for the owner IAG (International Airlines Group) of British Airways.

Upson said, “We are excited to have this new group of experts join the charity and bring their unique talents and perspectives to the table. Together they will help Cats Protection continue to position itself as the UK’s leading cat charity. “

BBC Children in Need appoints two new trustees

BBC Children in Need, host of the UK’s leading annual charity telethon, has appointed Sandeep Bhamra and James Fairclough to its board of trustees.

Bhamra is the Executive Director of Goldman Sachs’ Charity Investment Group. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Bhamra worked for JP Morgan in investment banking for 18 years. Fairclough comes from AA, where he has headed AA Financial Services and AA Cars since 2018. He is also the non-executive director and trustee of Leukemia UK.

BBC Children in Need Chair Rosie Millard said: “I am delighted to have Sandeep and James on our Board of Trustees. You will bring a wealth of experience to the Board of Directors that will greatly benefit the charity in the years to come as we continue to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. “

Scottish Huntington’s Association announces two new additions to the Board of Trustees

The Scottish Huntington’s Association, a charity solely dedicated to helping people whose lives have been affected by Huntington’s disease, has appointed two new trustees to its board of directors.

Professor Lorna Milne came from the University of St Andrews where she serves as the Assistant Principal and Masters of United College. Stressing the importance of “making the lives of HD patients and their families better”, Professor Milne said it was “a privilege to join such a dedicated group of people in this important work”.

Gillian McNab, a palliative care worker at Strathcorron Hospice, also became trustee. Gillian tested positive for the gene that causes Huntington’s disease over a decade ago, commenting that SHA is “the charity that is closest to me.”

Nuffield Health appoints two new governors

Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, has appointed two new governors to its board of directors. Dr. Junaid Bajwa is a senior physician with Microsoft Research and a practicing physician with the NHS with 15 years of experience in nursing and public health. Mark Stansfeld has more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications and the digital economy. He is currently leading the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sport’s largest 5G test.

Dr. Natalie-Jane Macdonald, Chairman of Nuffield Health, said, “I am delighted to have Junaid and Mark on the board. Her background and experience will complement the existing board of directors with diverse experiences, knowledge and connections that will be invaluable to the charity. “

New Head of Fundraising for Chiltern’s MS Center

Chilterns MS Center welcomes Stella Kubale as the organization’s new fundraising director. The small charity supports people with multiple sclerosis.

Kubale has over a decade of experience working with national charities, including the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Samaritans.

Kubale said, “My uncle was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, so this position is the perfect opportunity to use my skills to support a local charity that I know will change people’s lives.”

Anaphylaxis Campaign Appoints New CEO

Simon Williams has been announced as the new CEO of Anaphylaxis Campaign. He succeeds Lynne Regent, who stepped down from office in August 2021.

Williams joins from HEART UK where he served as Head of External Affairs.

Williams said, “I am very excited to lead a dedicated team in the anaphylaxis campaign and to work very closely with the wider community and organizations to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations due to severe allergic reactions.”

The Paul Popham Fund is hiring three new coordinators

The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales, has appointed three new roles including an internal move. The Paul Popham Fund works to improve the quality of life for kidney patients in Wales.

The new employees are:

  • Nikkila Thomas as the new coordinator for child and youth welfare.
  • Corinne Bell as the new Support Service Coordinator who recently served as Divisional Officer at St. John Ambulance Service.
  • Anna Powell as a volunteer coordinator who previously served as a child and youth engagement officer for the charity.

Joanne Popham, CEO of the Paul Popham Fund, said: “The organization is very pleased to welcome two new team members. Our continued expansion shows a bright future for the charity so that we can help more and more people with kidney disease. “

Social Mobility Foundation appoints new trustee

A charity promoting young people’s social mobility, SMF, has appointed Lee Cain to its board of trustees.

Cain, founder of strategic consulting firm Charlesbye, previously served as communications director at 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. As a political strategist, he has advised on several campaigns, including the 2019 parliamentary elections and the 2016 EU referendum.

Alan Milburn, Chairman of the Social Mobility Foundation, said, “I am delighted that Lee is joining the board of directors of the SMF. He brings extensive expertise and experience in communication, campaigning and advocacy, as well as a deep personal commitment to social mobility and creating opportunities for young people regardless of where they were born in the UK. We are determined to ensure that the growing importance of the social mobility agenda translates into real change for young people, and Lee’s insight and support will help us in that. “

New CEO for Mayday Trust

Mayday Trust has appointed Alex Fox OBE as its new CEO, who will join the team early next year.

Fox joins Mayday from Shared Lives Plus, an adult charity. He succeeds Pat McArdle, who resigned this August after running the charity since 2010.

Julie McEver, Mayday Chairwoman, said, “The board of directors is thrilled to appoint Alex as CEO. We look forward to welcoming Alex and helping him develop Mayday’s work and advance the mission. “

DataKind introduces new CEO

DataKind, a global nonprofit that uses technology to support social change organizations, has named Lauren Woodman as its new chief executive officer.

Elizabeth Grossman, Chairwoman of DataKind, said, “The board of directors is excited to welcome Lauren to DataKind. She is a savvy leader who helps organizations reach their full potential. She also has an impressive track record of partnering and serving communities. As the world faces challenges in areas such as health, resilience, equal opportunities and opportunity, Lauren and the DataKind team will continue to help accelerate the impact of the organizations and individuals on the front lines in addressing these challenges. ”

National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) Appoints New Director

The child rights organization NYAS has appointed Diane Cogan as the new National Executive Director for Legal Services at NYAS. Cogan is a specialist in child rights and has experience as a lawyer and social worker.

Rita Waters, Group CEO of NYAS, said: “I am delighted to welcome Diane to NYAS and to the Executive Management Team. Diane’s experience and leadership skills will be critical to the continued strategic development of our legal services, and I look forward to working with her to strengthen our established reputation in family law. “

New Director of Inclusion at Curious Minds

Curious Minds, the sectoral support organization for creative and cultural education in North West England, has appointed Saphena Aziz as its new director of inclusion. As a writer and theater maker, Aziz has over 20 years experience in the Liverpool arts sector. Your new role at Curious Minds will focus on delivering inclusion programs.

Curious Minds CEO Derri Burdon said, “Saphena’s work in the arts has long been aligned with that of Curious Minds and we are delighted to have her on the team. Today more than ever we are sharpening our focus on inclusion and social justice. Saphena’s experience and know-how are of crucial importance. We are lucky to have it! “

The Felix project appoints new CEO

The Felix Project, London’s premier food redistribution charity, has appointed Charlotte Hill OBE as its new CEO. Hill previously served as Chief Executive at Step Up to Serve and UK Youth. She was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honor List for Services to Young People.

Gavin Darby, Chairman of The Board of Trustees of The Felix Project, said: “Charlotte brings so much experience in the charity and campaigning sector, along with a great passion for working The Felix Project to tackle food waste, hunger and insecurity in London. Your leadership will be vital to the Felix project as we as an organization take our next steps forward. ”

Upon her appointment, Hill said, “I am excited to join The Felix Project as the new CEO. Sustainability and food poverty are two of the great challenges of our time and The Felix Project is doing incredible things to address both key issues in London. It is exciting to join such a dynamic, innovative charity addressing these pressing societal issues where there is such demand […] I look forward to bringing my experience in the volunteer and youth field to Felix to involve the next generation in the circular economy, reduce food waste and end food poverty. “

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