Seafarers UK has appointed Catherine Spencer as their new chief executive. She is currently director of communications and change management at icddrb, an international health research organisation, and prior to this, was the chief executive of the Army Families Federation. Her tenure will begin in July 2019, when Barry Bryant, the present incumbent, retires.
Fundraising and communicatons
Michael Wilkinson is joining Action on Hearing as digital director. He has previously worked in digital roles in the Telegraph and CLIC Sargent.
Actor Connor Swindells has become a patron of Bowel Cancer UK. He said: “Being a patron of Bowel Cancer UK is very special to me. I always knew that if I made it as an actor, I would use my position to raise awareness of bowel cancer. It’s the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, but it doesn’t have to be this way."
Methodist Homes for the Aged has appointed Ruth M Gee to their board of trustees. A reverend, she has worked in positions including chair of the Methodist Council. She will start her role in September, taking over from David Hall.