Who's Moving: Christian Aid, ActionAid UK and more

13 May 2019 News

Chief executives

Sported has appointed Nicola Walker as its new chief executive. Prior to this role she worked in the corporate sector and was a founding director of Nectar. She takes over from Chris Grant.

Stacey Adams, chief executive of sustainable development charity Raleigh International, is to step down at the end of this year. She has held the role for 13 years. The charity is in the process of recruiting her successor.

Breast Cancer Haven has appointed Sally Hall as its new chief executive. She is a freelance charity consultant and prior to this was the chief executive of Wessex Cancer Trust.

Richard Miller is the new chief executive of Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity. He has previously worked in charities such as Cafod and ActionAid UK, where he was also the chief executive.

Harriet Lamb has been appointed as chief executive of sustainable energy charity, Ashden. She succeeds the founding director, Sarah Butler-Sloss who is to become the charity's chair of trustees.


ActionAid UK has appointed Jillian Popkins at director of policy, advocacy and programmes. She has worked for DfID, Unicef and is a trustee for ADD International.

Christian Aid has appointed two new directors, Nick Georgiadis who is to be the director of fundraising and supporter engagement and Patrick Watt, the new director of policy, public affairs and campaigns. They will both start their roles on 5 August.

Dan Ryan is to be the new director of operations at older person’s charity, MHA. Prior to this he was the chief operating officer for Orchard Care Homes.

Fundraising and Communications

Children’s charity, Together for Short Lives, has appointed Nick Carroll as its director of fundraising. Before taking on this role, he was the director of fundraising and marketing at Send a Cow.

Special Olympics Great Britain has also appointed a new director of fundraising. Cinta Esmel will take on this role with immediate effect, following her time in the same position at GambleAware.

Mesothelioma UK has named Vic Sheret as its new corporate relations officer. He joins the charity following his role as regional fundraising and awareness manager at disability charity, Newlife. He has also held roles in the sector spanning fundraising, marketing, communication and data management.

Angela Kail is to be the new director of research and consulting at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). She was previously the head of funders at the charity.


Two new trustees are also to join NPC: Fran Perrin, founder and director of the Indigo Trust and chair of 360Giving, and Sally-Anne Greenfield, who has had a long career in the sector.

Sam Orde is to join the London Marathon Charitable Trust as a new trustee. She succeeds Charles Reed.

Penny Brohn UK has appointed Stephen Rosser as its chair of the board of trustees. He will take up the role this summer, following Francesca Barnes stepping down.

The Finance Innovation Lab has appointed 11 new trustees to its board: David Carrington, Marsha Taylor-Daniel, Brhmie Balaram, Kit Beazley, Simon Borkin, Katie Boswell, Mikael Down, Nana Francois, Casey Lord, Laurie Macfarlane and Amit Shah.

Oliver Haarmann is the new chair of trustees of IntoUniversity. He has worked for the charity since 2011, and has been one of its trustees since 2013. Prior to this, he worked in the corporate sector.

The Youth United Foundation has appointed Adam Bonner as its director. Previously he was an executive director at Livability, and has worked for the Salvation Army.

Heather Glanville is to be the new association chair of Boundless, a not-for-profit membership club for the civil service.

Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex has appointed Professor Andrew Rhodes to its board of trustees. He said: “I’m delighted to play a small part in helping the team at AAKSS improve patient procedures still further, and to advise the Board on potential developments such as on-board anaesthetics.”

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