GambleAware appoints new chief executive
GambleAware has appointed Zoë Osmond as new chief executive. Osmond will be replacing Marc Etches at the end of March 2021.
Osmond was communications and engagement director at GambleAware for the past two years.
Prior to starting with GambleAware, Osmond held the role of chief executive for the National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS), a national charity that supports people working in the media and advertising industry.
Suzanne Rolt appointed as chief executive at Quartet Community Foundation
Quartet Community Foundation has appointed a new chief executive. Suzanne Rolt joins with over a decade of experience in charity leadership, having led St George’s Bristol as director and chief executive since 2006.
Ronnie Brown has been interim chief executive and will continue this work in his role as philanthropy director when Rolt joins in April.
Rolt was awarded the ABO/Classical Music Awards UK Concert Hall Manager of the Year in 2019. In 2020 she was invited to write a weekly newspaper diary for The Telegraph, charting the challenges of running a cultural organisation during the Covid pandemic.
Prisoners’ Education Trust appoints new chief executive
Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) has appointed Jon Collins as its new chief executive.
Collins is currently the chief executive of the Magistrates Association and will take up his new role at PET on 1 April 2021.
He was also previously been chief executive of the Restorative Justice Council, the membership body for the restorative justice sector, and deputy director of the Police Foundation, an independent policing think tank.
Collins takes over from Rod Clark, who leaves PET after seven and a half years as its chief executive.
UK for UNHCR announces chief executive
Emma Cherniavsky has been appointed chief executive of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Katy Steward has been elected as a trustee.
Cherniavsky was previously deputy chief executive and director of fundraising for the Liberal Democrats. She joined UK for UNHCR as its founding chief executive in September 2020.
Steward has extensive experience in health leadership, governance and organisation development, including her work as head of culture transformation at NHSIE. She has served as trustee for Oxfam (UK) and joins four other trustees on the board.
Versus Arthritis appoints new director of research
Versus Arthritis has appointed Dr Neha Issar-Brown as its new director of research.
She joins from Fight for Sight where she was director of research, policy and innovation. She also initiated the framework for the charity’s first patient-centred research strategy.
In her new role, Issar-Brown will be responsible for developing Versus Arthritis’ own research strategy, aimed at making sure that research discoveries are rapidly translated into life changing treatments for people with arthritis, along with ensuring that the level of investment in arthritis research reflects the prevalence of a condition that impacts one in six people in the UK.
The Brain Tumour Charity appoints Gina Almond as new director of fundraising
The Brain Tumour Charity has announced Gina Almond as its new director of fundraising.
She joins The Brain Tumour Charity from Blind Veterans UK, where as head of income generation she built a team from scratch to implement a new five-year growth strategy.
Previous to this role, Almond held a number of significant posts in the marketing sector, including global marketing director for Taylor and Francis as part of their senior executive team.
Antony Kildare appointed chair of national advocacy charity, POhWER
POhWER, which is the largest advocacy charity in the UK, has appointed Antony Kildare as chair of its trustee board.
Since 2017, Kildare has been the chair of social enterprise CIC, Medway Community Healthcare. He is also a director of the International Health Alliance and a non-executive director and vice-chair of The Health and Europe Centre.
NHS Paediatrician to chair Save the Children UK
Dr Tsitsi Chawatama is to join Save the Children as chair.
Chawatama lives in London and is already involved with three other NGOs. She is a trustee of Sentebale, a charity co-founded by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and the Duke of Sussex to support vulnerable children in Lesotho and Botswana.
She is also vice-chair of AFRUCA-Safeguarding Children, which promotes the protection of children from BAME communities in the UK, Europe and Africa; and is a safeguarding trustee of UK-Med which responds to health emergency responses around the world.
Two vice-chairs have also been appointed. Richard Winter, a partner at PwC, the professional services network, and Dr Arabella Duffield, a former aid worker who is now a trustee of several charities.
Paul Jennings appointed as chair of Hospice UK
Chief executive of NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG, Paul Jennings, has been appointed as chair of Hospice UK. Jennings has 40 years of experience across a range of NHS organisations, including critical care and services for older people.
He was made a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2010 for his work to address inequality in health and social care.
Jubilee Sailing Trust appoints new chair
The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) has appointed Charles Humpleby as its new Chair, with effect from 1 January 2021.
Humpleby takes over from James Crill who stepped down at the end of 2020.
Humpleby has a professional background is in the financial services industry, with experience spanning almost three decades, working most recently as director of the Barclays Family Office in Jersey.
Youth Talk appoints Jackie Fowler as their new chair
Youth Talk has appointed Jackie Fowler as its new chair. She takes over the role from Dr Roger Gibbs who was appointed as chair of the local charity in 2016.
Fowler set up and ran her own successful London-based agency for over 17 years specialising in supporting charities of all sizes with their fundraising, marketing and communications. She now works as an independent consultant advising charities.
Outgoing chair Roger Gibbs will remain on the Youth Talk Board as a trustee.
The National Governance Association elects new chair
The National Governance Association, the membership organisation supporting school governors, trustees and clerks, has elected Lynn Howard as chair.
Howard replaces Maggi Bull, who was chair from 2018 to 2020. She was elected to NGA’s board in November 2019 and elected chair in December 2020. Her professional background is in law and she is chair of governors at two primary schools in Sandwell in the West Midlands. She was appointed as a national leader of governance in 2017.
Anthony Nolan announces new chair
Blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has announced Nicola Horlick as its new chair.
She has a personal connection to the charity; her eldest daughter Georgie sadly died aged 12, after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat leukaemia at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Horlick set up Bramdean Asset Management LLP in 2004. In 2011, she was one of the founding partners of Rockpool Investments. She went on to co-found Money&Co., which provides finance to small companies in the UK, in 2013.
She will take on official duties as chair at the Anthony Nolan board meeting of trustees in July when Ian Krieger, who has successfully helped to steer and guide the organisation as chair since January 2018, stands down.
Teenage Cancer Trust appoints two new trustees
Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the appointment of two new trustees.
Sue Morgan qualified as a cancer nurse in 1978, became a Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in 1998 and joined the Teenage Cancer Trust frontline team as its first nurse consultant in 2008. She is set to retire from her nursing career in May 2021 and will then take up her trustee role.
Rich Waterworth is TikTok’s general manager for the UK & Europe, responsible for the growth and management of the business. Before joining TikTok, Waterworth was marketing director for EMEA at YouTube for nearly a decade, where his roles spanned brand marketing and product launches, creator & industry relations and business marketing.
Prior to this he was at ITV as director of platform marketing. Waterworth will join the board in February 2021.
Age UK appoints three new members to join its board of trustees
Age UK has appointed Carol Cole, Julia Scott and Roy Shubhabrata to its board of trustees from November 2020.
Cole is a psychologist who has more than 30 years’ experience in organisation development and transformational change. Scott is joining following 20 years of experience in the social care sector. She has also been chief executive at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists since 2006. Shubhabrata is the chief executive of global healthcare consultancy, Healthinnova.
Reprieve appoints two new trustees
Yemi Hailemariam and Jane Lush have recently been appointed to Reprieve’s board of trustees.
Hailemariam's partner is a former Reprieve client. In 2009 Andy Tsege was sentenced to death in absentia by the Ethiopian government for being an activist opposing the country’s repressive regime. While in Yemen in 2014 he was abducted by Ethiopian security forces and imprisoned. Hailemariam contacted Reprieve and for the next four years she campaigned to secure his release and return to the UK. In 2018, her partner was released.
Lush has worked in the UK’s television and film industry. She was for many years a programme maker at the BBC becoming controller of BBC Daytime.