Who’s Moving: Age UK, Christian Aid, Epilepsy Society and more

08 Jan 2018 News

Amanda Khozi Mukwashi

Our weekly summary of the latest movers in the charity sector.

Chief executive 

Age UK has appointed Steph Harland as its chief executive has been acting chief executive at Age UK since September, and before that was deputy chief executive. Her appointment follows a competitive process at the end of last year. Full story here. 

Christian Aid has announced that Amanda Khozi Mukwashi will be its next chief executive.  She will join the charity in mid April. She takes over from Loretta Minghella who joined the Church Commissioners in November 2017. Full story here. 

International charity, Unicef has appointed Henrietta H. Fore as its seventh executive director, taking over from Anthony Lake. She started the role on 1 January and is based in Unicef’s head office in the United States. Full story here. 

Hilary McGrady will become the next director general at the National Trust in March when Dame Helen Ghosh departs. Full story here. 

Action on Hearing Loss Cymru has appointed Rebecca Woolley as new director. She had a brief period as interim director and joined Action on Hearing Loss as head of external engagement in 2011 following previous service management roles in the NHS, and then became head of services in 2013.

Kate Collins has been made interim chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust as Siobhan Dunn steps down from the role. Collins had been acting chief executive since October, when prior to that she was director of fundraising and marketing at the charity.


Epilepsy Society has appointed a new director of fundraising and marketing, Claire Glazebrook. She joins the charity from Bletchley Park Trust where she has been director of development for more than five years.


Claire Ainsley has been appointed executive director of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation with immediate effect. The newly-created role means she will be responsible leading the policy, research, analysis, communications and external affairs functions within JRF.

As part of a restructure the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has promoted Keiran Goddard to director of external affairs, leading the policy, communications and influencing function of the organisation. In addition, Emma Hutchins will take on the role of senior policy and communications officer. It also seeking to appoint a new head of policy and a policy and communications intern. 

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity has appointed Kiki Syrad as director of grants and impact. She was previously head of research, strategy and funding at Breakthrough Breast Cancer.


Sir Brian Pomeroy will become chair of Age UK in February when its current chair Dianne Jeffrey, completes here term after ten years in the role. 

Eye research charity, Fight for Sight, the UK’s leading eye research charity, has welcomed two new trustees. Alina Kessel is a global executive at WPP, the world leader in marketing communications. She has over 25 years of experience building brands, growing client businesses and running advertising agencies. Steve Blackman is the Commercial Director of digital agency group Draw, and brings 25 years of experience of leading commercial and communications activities. 

Morag MacDonald, Gerard O Sullivan, Janet Swadling, and Helen Wollaston have been appointed as new non-executive directors at Zero Waste Scotland. MacDonald is a creative, successful business leader and chartered accountant. O Sullivan most recently worked as director of corporate operations with Stirling Council. Swadling was, until very recently, the deputy principal and chief executive of Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Wollaston is chief executive of WISE, a campaign for gender balance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 


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