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Who’s Moving: Citizens Advice, Marie Curie, Carers Trust, and more

12 Apr 2021 News

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Citizens Advice appoints new chief executive

Clare Moriarty will join Citizens Advice as chief executive on 26 April. She was permanent secretary of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2015 to 2019, and of the Department for Exiting the EU from 2019 until its closure in early 2020 

After almost ten years at the charity, acting chief executive Alistair Cromwell will leave in September after ensuring a smooth handover. Cromwell has been acting chief executive since Dame Gillian Guy stepped down in October. He was previously the charity's chief operating officer. 

Amber Housing appoints new chief executive 

Amber Housing has promoted its chief operating officer, Emelda Livette, to chief executive, as the not-for-profit prepares for expansion. 

Livette said the focus will be on forging partnerships and relationships with new organisations and strengthening relationships with existing partners and customers, so it can make a positive contribution to meet general housing needs in communities.

She said: “Like many, keeping people safe throughout the pandemic has been our prime focus, however, we never lost sight of our reason for being.  This exciting next phase for Amber will see us grow in new areas, help a wider range of people by meeting their changing needs whilst continuing to our work with partners to provide support for individuals.” 

Samantha Barber, chair of Amber Housing, said: “Despite all the challenges of recent times, 2021 heralds the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Amber Housing.  We have articulated our strategy for the next five years and this sees us transform and position ourselves as a partner of choice, delivering property management and services to care providers working with vulnerable people in the heart of communities across the country.” 

Marie Curie appoints chief technology officer and chief financial officer

End of life charity Marie Curie has announced the appointment of a new chief technology officer and chief financial officer to strengthen its executive leadership team. 

Tiffany Willcox joined Marie Curie on 29 March as chief technology officer, a new role for the charity as it accelerates its technology transformation in all aspects of its work and services.  She will provide executive leadership to the IT and data teams. 

Willcox previously spent eight years at Specsavers, where she rose through the management structure to become head of technology – retail IT.  

She said: “I’m really pleased to be leading the technology advances at Marie Curie, and enabling the charity to support more integrated ways of working and improve the experience of people at the end of life and those affected by dying, death and bereavement.”

Amanda Oakley Smith joins the charity as chief financial officer on 4 May. She will provide executive leadership to the finance, procurement, internal audit, legal and governance, compliance, and the estates functions. 

Oakley Smith is currently the chief financial officer and managing director business services at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). She is also a special advisor member of the planning and resources committee at the Royal Society.

She said: “I am delighted to be joining a brilliant, important and caring organisation like Marie Curie. I am inspired by the charity’s vision of everyone in the UK getting the best possible end of life experience and support for their loved ones, it is so important and relevant to all of us.  I feel privileged to join the charity and am really looking forward to working with them.”

The charity’s former chief financial officer and executive director of corporate services, Jackie Freeman retired at the end of 2020.  

Margaret Ashworth is acting as interim chief financial officer until May.  

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust welcomes new trustee 

David Mohyuddin has joined the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as trustee.

Mohyuddin is Queen’s Counsel, practising in commercial and chancery law from Radcliffe Chambers in London and Exchange Chambers in Manchester and is a Recorder of the County Court.

He has been a governor of a large school for eight years before joining the charity. 

He said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as a trustee of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. The Trust makes a real and positive difference to young people as they rebuild their lives following cancer treatment. I am hugely excited to be able to help ensure that crucial work continues and look forward to playing my part in achieving the Trust’s Ambitions for Better Connections and a Bigger Impact by 2022.”

Homelessness charity appoints new trustee

Turning Lives Around (TLA), which works to prevent homelessness and empower people to live full independent lives, has welcomed Sarah Griffin, communications director at a Leeds hospital charity, to its board.

She said she was delighted to be joining a charity that had strong Yorkshire connections plus a long history of delivering results for its service users.

“I was looking for my first trustee charity role and TLA’s ethos and their commitment to supporting people, not just out of homelessness but into positive futures, really appealed to me,” Griffin said.

MP joins Fields in Trust as trustee

Labour MP Clive Betts, has joined green space charity Fields in Trust as a trustee.

Betts has served his home-town of Sheffield as an elected representative since 1976, first as city councillor and, since 1993, as an MP.

He said: “I'm really looking forward to working with Fields in Trust. Over the past year our parks have been valued more than ever, particularly by those people without access to private gardens, and yet the future funding and long-term access to these spaces is at risk. I look forward to working with Fields in Trust to champion, support and protect green spaces and secure the health and wellbeing benefits they provide.”

Carers Trust appoints Leroy Bunbury to board

Carers Trust has appointed Leroy Bunbury, a practising barrister specialising in commercial law with a particular emphasis on complex commercial agreements, joint ventures and corporate governance. 

In addition to his experience in private practice, he also brings to the Carers Trust Board wide-ranging experience of senior in-house roles. These include director of legal services at St Mary’s University, London and head of legal and company secretary at The Disabilities Trust.

Carers Trust chair, John McLean, said: “Carers Trust is delighted that Leroy Bunbury will be joining the Trust as a trustee. Leroy brings a wealth of experience from the legal world, which, together with his expertise in governance, will add to the extensive skill base of the other trustees. Following Leroy's appointment, the refresh of the Carers Trust board has now been completed and on behalf of all my fellow trustees, I would like to warmly welcome Leroy to Carers Trust and look forward to working with him.”

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