10 May 2016
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Kevin Cahill, chief executive of Comic Relief, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role with the charity later this year.
Former Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has been announced as the new chief executive of Save the Children International.
The Terrence Higgins Trust has appointed Ian Green as chief executive after sacking its previous chief executive last summer.
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.
Steve Gray, who joined Nuffield Health as chief executive last week, has unveiled a new executive board, which has involved two of the previous team leaving to “pursue other interests”.
Big Society Capital has appointed Cliff Prior as chief executive, taking over from Nick O'Donohoe who is joining the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Justin Forsyth will leave Save the Children in February 2016 after five years as the charity’s chief executive.