Charities have responded to NCVO's announcement that Karl Wilding has been promoted to chief executive and will take over from Sir Stuart Etherington in the autumn.
Wilding is currently director of public policy and volunteering at NCVO and will take up the new post in mid-September when Etherington retires.
Charity leaders, workers, regulators and people involved with the sector used social media to congratulate Wilding on the new role.
Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo tweeted: "Massive congrats @karlwilding. Looking forward to welcoming you as a full member of Acevo."
Outgoing chief executive of NCVO, Sir Stuart Etherington, said: "It's time for someone new to take a fresh apporach, and, believe me I know Karl is bursting with ideas."
Leaders from the Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, Charities Aid Foundation, and others also offered congratulations.
Really delighted the board have chosen @karlwilding as the person to follow me as chief executive. It’s time for someone new to take a fresh approach, and, believe me, I know Karl is bursting with ideas.— Stuart Etherington (@SEtherington) June 13, 2019
He also received best wishes from leaders at the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator, as well as former minister for civil society, Nick Hurd.
Wilding said he had been inundated with messages.
Hello everyone! If you’re one of many people who’ve sent me good wishes today, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. I’ve been deluged! But right now I’m heading home to be a dad - Thursday’s are getting home early to take one of my boys to @stjohnambulance - a routine I’ll keep— Karl Wilding (@karlwilding) June 13, 2019
Not everyone was completely positive. Debra Allcock Tyler tweeted that the by appointing a white man it "casts deep shade on the stated commitment of @NCVO board to reflect diversity."
@karlwilding is a super talent, I’m a fan & his appointment as CEO reflects well on him. He has my full support. But the appointment of a white man casts deep shade on the stated commitment of @NCVO Board to reflect diversity & inclusivity. Proud of him, disappointed in them.— Debra Allcock Tyler (@DebAllcockTyler) June 14, 2019