Paul Hamlyn Foundation has appointed former NPC chief executive Martin Brookes as its new director.
Brookes is to take up his post on 10 June 2013, succeeding Robert Dufton, who has been director since 2004.
Dufton is leaving to join the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School as senior visiting Fellow for the academic year 2013/14.
Chair of Paul Hamlyn Foundation Jane Hamlyn expressed her delight at Brooke’s appointment, and described him as having the exact qualities the organisation wanted.
“His experience in policy, research and impact in the charitable sector and his understanding of philanthropy are ideally suited to our work," she said. "The trustees and I are looking forward to working with Martin and building on the excellent work done by Robert Dufton and his team since 2004, which has transformed the Foundation into a leading, strategic philanthropic organisation.”
Brookes himself said: “I am extremely pleased to join the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. As a grant recipient in the past, I know personally that the Foundation is a thoughtful and strategic funder, thanks to the tremendous work of Robert Dufton, the board and staff. It is a great privilege to be asked to join such a strong team.”
Former Goldman Sachs economist and Amnesty International researcher Brookes joined NPC as an analyst, before becoming director of research in 2003 and then chief executive in March 2008. He left the charity world 18 months ago to return to the City but missed working in the sector.
Grantmaker Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which focuses in particular on children and young people, had an income of £14.3m in the year to March 2012, with assets worth £565m.
In November last year the Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary by giving a £1m endowment to an Indian charity providing prosthetics, part of a wider strategy by the Foundation to build capacity of Indian NGOs.
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