Who’s Moving: Buttle UK, Collective Voice, Carers Trust and more

09 Jul 2018 News

Nikki Butcher, trustee, Cats Protection

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


Chief executive

Joseph Howes has been appointed chief executive of grant making charity Buttle UK. He joins the charity from Depaul UK, where he was executive director of fundraising, development and communications – a role he had held since October 2013. Howes will replace departing chief executive Gerri McAndrew, who leaves the post after 15 years at the helm. 


Oliver Standing has been appointed the new director of Collective Voice. He is currently director of policy and communications at Adfam, the national charity for families affected by drugs and alcohol. He will join the organisation in mid-August, replacing Paul Hayes, founder and chief executive of the charity. 


Finance and strategy

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) has made two new senior leadership appointments. It has appointed Siobhan Crowley as its new executive director, childhood and Miles Kemplay as its executive director, adolescence. Crowley joined CIFF earlier this year to “lead CIFF’s investments relation to nutrition, deworm and early childhood development”, while Kemplay has worked for the charity since 2012. 


Non executive

Carers Trust has appointed John McLean as the new chair of its board of trustees. McLean currently sits on the Lord Mayor of London’s appeal board and was a member of the Voluntary Services Overseas Federation Council and chair of VSO China. In December 2017, he helped spearhead Carers Trust’s first Christmas carol concert in London. 


Arvinda Gohil has been appointed as the new chair of The Peel (Institute), replacing Mick May who stepped down after four years in the role. Gohil is the chief executive of Community Links, a social action charity. She is also currently a board members of Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. 


Cats Protection has appointed Kit Sturgess and Nikki Butcher to its trustee board. Sturgess is a veterinary surgeon, while Butcher has been involved with Cats Protection’s Bracknell and Wokingham District Branch for the past 13 years as both a volunteer and fundraiser. 


Author Christie Watson has been appointed patron of the RCN Foundation, the national nursing support charity. Her appointment coincides with the 70th anniversary of the NHS. Prior to becoming a full-time author, Watson worked as a registered nurse for 20 years. She said it was a "privilege and honour to work alongside the RCN Foundation". 

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