Who's Who

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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Simon Blake, chief executive, Brook

Simon Blake, currently chief executive of Brook, will join the National Union of Students in the same role on 5 May.

British Red Cross appoints its first chief information officer

The British Red Cross has appointed its first chief information officer to develop and implement a technology and digital strategy as the charity embarks on a change programme.

Kate Mavor appointed chief executive of English Heritage

The chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland, Kate Mavor, has been appointed as the head of the charitable arm of English Heritage.

Red Cross finance director to move to RNIB

RNIB has appointed Rohan Hewavisenti to the role of group director of resources from April 2015. 

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

Ruth Marks

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has appointed Ruth Marks as chief executive, replacing Graham Benfield, who retired after 25 years.

Neil Cleeveley, chief executive, Navca

Neil Cleeveley has been appointed as chief executive at the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action on a permanent basis.

 British Red Cross appoints Mike Adamson as chief executive

Mike Adamson, the acting chief executive of the British Red Cross since the resignation of Sir Nicholas Young, has been appointed to the position on a permanent basis.

PFRA promotes Peter Hills-Jones to replace Sally de la Bedoyere as chief executive

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s head of policy and communications has been promoted to become the face-to-face regulator’s new chief executive.

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