Who’s Moving: Change Grow Live, British Heart Foundation, DEC and more

04 Dec 2017 News

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

Change, Grow, Live has promoted Mark Moody to become its next chief executive, replacing current chief executive David Biddle.

Moody is set to take up his new role within the organisation in April, having worked at the charity for the last 17 years. He was the charity’s executive director prior to his promotion, with responsibility for managing its health and social care services.

In his time with CGL, Moody has held positions at “every level of the organisation”. Biddle steps down after four years as chief executive, and more than 20 years at the organisation in total. 

National domestic abuse charity SafeLives has appointed Suzanne Jacob as its new chief executive. She has worked for the organisation for the last three years, including as deputy chief executive for the last two years.

Jacob takes over from Diana Barran, who has stepped down from the organisation following 14 years in the post at SafeLives. Barran was also the organisation’s founder.

Prior to joining SafeLives, Jacob worked in Dehli for Breakthrough India, an organisation which campaigns against violence and discrimination against women and girls. Before that she spent over a decade with the UK Home Office.

Fundraising and communications

Steve Lucas has been appointed as the director of fundraising and marketing at Breast Cancer Care. He will take up his new role with immediate effect.

Lucas has held a variety of senior roles in various sectors including retail, entertainment, sports and fashion. He has worked for the UK National Lottery, Walt Disney and Haagen-Dazs. He most recently worked at Pentland in a number of commercial leadership roles for Lacoste and Speedo.

In terms of experience in the charity sector, he is currently a trustee for the Rieves Foundation, a grantmaking body which supports projects and charities which support disadvantaged young people and their families. 

Finance and strategy

Jacob West has been appointed to the British Heart Foundation’s executive group to head up its new Healthcare Innovation directorate, replacing Catherine Kelly as its director of prevention, survival and support.

He will take up his new role in February. West is currently the national lead for NHS England’s New Care Models programme. Prior to that he was director of strategy at King’s College Hospital, programme director of the Mayor of London’s Health Commission, and deputy director of the Prime Minister Strategy Unit.

His new role at the BHF brings together “a number of teams including policy and public affairs, innovation and wellbeing, as well as patient and community services”.

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Ian Hanham as its new director of finance and information systems. He will take up his new role on 4 January.

Hanham is currently chief operating officer at the Worker’s Educational Association. He has worked in senior finance and resource management roles in the charity sector since 2007, including at the British Red Cross and WaterAid.

He is also currently treasurer of Family for Every Child and is a board member and former chair of Every Child Protected Against Trafficking UK.

Non executive

Karen Brown has been appointed as the new chair of the Disasters Emergency Committee board of trustees.

Brown will replace Clive Jones when he completes his term as chair of the organisation in March 2018. She has 14 years of experience in international development governance, including holding senior leadership roles at two of the DEC’s member charities.

She was chair of Oxfam GB between 2011 and 2017, chair of ActionAid UK between 2003 and 2009, and vice chair of ActionAid International between 2008 and 2010. Brown also has over 25 years of broadcasting experience with Channel 4 and Granada Television.

Contact, the charity for families of disabled children, has appointed Chris Carr as the new chair of its board of trustees. He replaces Paul Streets who retires from the board after six years in post.

Carr set up his own corporate finance business in 2003, following 16 years as a partner at a major UK accountancy practice. He also recently completed his maximum term as vice chair of national disability charity Livability.

The Mayor’s Fund for London has appointed six new trustees to its board. The new trustees are named as: Moni Varma, Melanie Grant, Jenny Halpern Prince, David Meller, Mehmet Dalman and Elena Baturina.

Varma is a businessman and owner of Veetee Group; Grant is a journalist with the Economist; Halpern Prince is the founder of global PR agency Halpern; Meller is joint chair and chief executive of the Meller Group; Dalman is the chair and founder of WMG Advisers LLP; and Baturina is a Russian-born entrepreneur and the founder of international charitable foundation BeOpen.

The new trustees replace outgoing non-executives including Sir Stephen O’Brien and Lord Fink who have all come to the end of their maximum nine-year terms.

UK Coaching has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board. The two new non-executive directors have been named as Colin Rattigan and Wayne Allison.

Rattigan is a former Olympic bobsledder who represented Great Britain at the 1988 and 1992 Winter Games. He has also coached at all levels from elite to grassroots across three sports.

Allison is a former professional footballer who is now currently the diversity manager at the Football Association. 


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