Dame Kelly Holmes Trust appoints Gail Scott-Spicer as chief executive

08 Aug 2017 News

Gail Scott-Spicer, incoming chief executive, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust has announced that former Carers Trust chief executive Gail Scott-Spicer will become its next chief executive. 

Scott-Spicer left her job at the Carers Trust in May and will join the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust at the beginning of September.

Spicer is the deputy chair of the Money Advice Trust and is a trustee at CharityComms. She joined the Carers Trust in February 2015 before that held senior roles within the youth sector, at charities including The Scout Association and Catch 22

Michael Kelly, chair at Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, said: “On behalf of all the trustees, I am delighted to welcome Gail as our new CEO.

“We had some truly exceptional candidates shortlisted as part of a widespread selection process, however Gail stood out for her passion and innovation which will be crucial towards us reaching our ambitious 2020 vision and goals.

“Gail joins at an exciting time for the charity, as we celebrate our tenth anniversary next year and continue our growth into new areas across the UK.”

Scott-Spicer added: “I am naturally delighted to be joining a charity that has had such a transformational impact on the lives of young people facing disadvantage.

“I have witnessed from afar the growth of the trust over the past few years and have been particularly impressed by their commitment towards impact measurement and being at the forefront of best practice in the programmes they deliver.” 

Giles Meyer is currently interim chief executive at the Carers Trust. He joined the charity as director of fundraising and grants. 

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