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WWAccording to the Charity Commission, the charity sector Searchemploys 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.

This section provides short profiles of some of the individuals who help to make civil society the unique and dynamic sector that it is.

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Macmillan's chief executive to join British Council

Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan Cancer Support, is to leave after seven years as chief executive to head up the British Council.

Jackie Ballard to join Alcohol Concern as CEO

Jackie Ballard will join Alcohol Concern as chief executive in July and will become the charity’s first permanent full time chief executive in two years.

CRUK's Richard Taylor set to replace Mark Astarita as IoF chair

Richard Taylor, executive director of fundraising and marketing at Cancer Research UK, has been nominated the new chair-elect of the Institute of Fundraising.

Care International UK appoints new CEO

Humanitarian and development agency Care International UK has appointed Laurie Lee, Africa director at the Gates Foundation, as its new chief executive.

How long can Tony Hall hang onto his job? He should resign instantly. Not that he has done anything wrong but it will save time later when he inevitably does.

» BBC recruits Royal Opera House chief as new director general

Su Sayer to become chair at the Campaign to Protect Rural England

Su Sayer, the founder and outgoing chief executive of United Response, will join the Campaign to Protect Rural England next month.

EFA appoints its first chief executive

The European Fundraising Association has appointed its first chief executive to strengthen its lobbying voice ahead of EU reform of data protection and VAT.

Jon Sparkes

Jon Sparkes, chief operating officer at Unicef UK, has been appointed as chief executive of Crisis.

Dianne Thompson, Andy Duncan and Nigel Railton (l-r)

National Lottery operator Camelot Group has announced that its chief executive Dianne Thompson will retire in October after 14 years leading the company.

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