Charity workers congratulate Karl Wilding on appointment as NCVO's next CEO

14 Jun 2019 News

Karl Wilding

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.


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. 


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."



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