29 Oct 2013
According to the Charity Commission, the charity sector employs 754,411 full-time equivalent staff and uses the services of an estimated 2.2 million volunteers, including more than 842,000 trustees, though there are still 21,400 trustee positions unfilled.
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The Pensions Trust has enlisted David Lane, whose career in the finance sector has spanned more than 26 years, as its new chief finance officer.
Jackie Ballard, who left her chief executive role at Action on Hearing Loss in September last year to become CEO of Womankind Worldwide, is to stand down after less than a year leading the international human rights charity.
After more than six years at Age UK, where she has progressed from communications director to charity director general, Michelle Mitchell will join MS Society as chief executive from September.
ACEVO is just a trade union for "voluntary" sector senior managers - of course they won't like Big Society as it actually speaks of real voluntarism rather than well remunerated sub-contracting.
A Welsh representative has been appointed to join the six new Charity Commission board members announced earlier this month.
Peter Bennett-Jones has decided to step down as chairman of Comic Relief after 15 years at the helm.
Allison Ogden-Newton, former chief executive of Social Enterprise London, has this month joined World Child Cancer in the same role.
Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, will lead the Big Lottery Fund from this Autumn.