The Small Charities Coalition has announced that Mandy Johnson will become its next chief executive.
She will take over from John Barrett in August. Barrett announced he was standing down earlier this year having worked at SCC since its inception in 2007.
Her appointment comes as the umbrella body enters a new strategic review period.
Johnson’s last role was as at Change.org and has previously worked at Cancer Research UK, National Childbirth Trust and Marie Curie. She also holds voluntary board roles at Mind in Mid Herts, War on Want, Institute of Fundraising South East & London and Charity Women.
Last year Mandy was rated amongst the UK’s top ten most influential fundraisers by readers of Fundraising Magazine. She has also been a judge for Civil Society Media’s Charity Awards in 2016.
Johnson said: “The charity sector is presented with increasing challenges including government cutbacks, political uncertainty and social need. Small charities are often at the forefront of action.
“Whilst the role of small charities is as important as ever, they face increased regulation, ongoing media scrutiny, and a challenging economic environment. Small charities need an umbrella organisation which can enable them to fight their corner, offer a reassuring hand, and provide opportunities to face obstacles with a united voice.
“I am delighted and privileged to be given the opportunity to build on strong foundations established by John Barrett, and the team at Small Charities Coalition, as we embrace these challenges together.”
Julia Kaufmann, chair of SCC, added: “We are delighted to welcome Mandy Johnson to her new role as our CEO. This is an exciting time for the charity as we enter into a new strategic review period, positioning us to respond to existing and future challenges for small charities. We are pleased Mandy will be joining us to lead this work, and are looking forward to the future under her leadership.”