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Who’s Moving: Cancer Research UK, Nesta, Charity Retail Association and more

20 Nov 2017 News

Anne Webb, chair, CRA

Our weekly summary of the latest movers in the charity sector.

Finance and strategy

Professor Greg Hannon has been appointed director of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

The institute is based on the University of Cambridge’s Biomedical Campus. Hannon has worked for CRUK’s Cambridge Institute since 2014. He joined from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. 

Hannon will take over the Institute on 1 February from Professor Simon Tavare, who has led the Institute since 2013. 

Non-executive appointments

The Charity Retail Association has appointed Anne Webb as chair of the board of trustees. 

Webb was elected at the organisation’s AGM in London last week. She was unanimously chosen to replace outgoing CRA chair Ben Merrett, who has served his maximum term of office. 

Webb is currently the deputy trading director of Oxfam. 

Karen Brown has been appointed chair of the trustee board of the Mines Advisory Group

Jane Cocking, chief executive of MAG said Brown “brings a wealth of creative, media and organisational expertise and I have no doubt we will benefit enormously from her insight and guidance”. 

Innovation foundation Nesta has announced the appointment of four new trustees. 

The four new trustees are named as: Judy Gibbons, chair of Which? Imran Khan, head of public engagement at the Wellcome Trust, Anthony Lilley, theatre director and Moira Wallace, provost of Oriel College, Oxford University. 

Nesta chair, Sir John Gieve, welcomed the four appointments. 

Combat Stress has appointed television presenter and historian Neil Oliver as an ambassador in Scotland. 

Oliver recently visited Hollybush House, the Combat Stress treatment centre in Ayr, to meet with veterans supported by the charity. 

Sue Freeth, chief executive of the organisation, has welcomed Oliver’s appointment and said he will help raise awareness of the work the charity does in Scotland. 


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