Our weekly summary of the latest movers in the charity sector.
London-based homelessness charity Caritas Anchor House has announced the appointment of Amanda Dubarry as its new chief executive.
Dubarry joins the organisation from young people’s organisation Step by Step, where she is currently chief executive. Dubarry has worked at the charity for 22 years. She will take up her new role on March 2018.
Dubarry also sits on the board of Homeless Link and is a trustee of Rushmoor Healthy Living.
Fundraising and communications
Alan Gosschalk has joined Comic Relief as its interim director of partnerships and fundraising, replacing Anne-Cecile Berthier who left the organisation in September 2017.
Gosschalk’s last full-time fundraising role was with the British Asian Trust, where he was director of fundraising and communications for over a year. He was also previously the director of fundraising for Scope, Shelter and Action on Hearing Loss.
He has also sat on numerous charity trustee boards, including Hope and Homes for Children, the Impact Coalition, the Understanding Charities Group and was previously the interim chair of the Institute of Fundraising.
Finance and strategy
The National Trust has appointed Tiger de Souza as its new director of volunteering, participation and inclusion.
The role will see de Souza take responsibility for increasing engagement with the charity “thorough volunteering and participation” as well as “diversifying” the Trust’s supporter base.
A former charity consultant, de Souza was most recently head of involvement with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He was also head of volunteering at NSPCC for three years between 2011 and 2014.
Marie Curie has appointed Vindi Banga as the new chair of its board of trustees.
Banga is currently a partner at private equity firm Clayton Dubilier and Rice, senior independent director at Glaxo Smith Kline and Marks and Spencers and is also the chair of German sausage casing manufacturer Kalle GMBH. Banga worked for Unilever for over 30 years and rose to the rank of president of its Global Foods, Home and Personal Care Division.
He is currently chair of the Karta Initiative, an organisation which supports improving access to higher education for students in developing countries and co-founded a charity – the Kamini and Vindi Banga Foundation – with his wife in 2017.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary has appointed Andrew Burns as the new convener for the organisation’s board of trustees.
Burns has been appointed on a six-year term, and will guide the organisation’s board of trustees. He was previously leader of the Edinburgh City Council and was a local councillor.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was previously chair of Fairshare, the Electoral Reform Society and of the Scottish Cities Alliance.
Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families, has appointed five new trustees to its board.
The new trustees have been named as: Dr Wanda Wyporska, executive director of the Equality Trust; Sir Martin Donnelly, previous private secretary to the Financial Secretary; George Coleman, founder of communications agency Creation; Joyce Materego, director of finance and resources at Child Poverty Action Group and Lily Caprani, deputy executive director at Unicef UK.
The appointments have been made on an initial three-year basis and brings the total number of trustees at the organisation to 15.
Television host Sarah Greene has been appointed as the new patron of Target Ovarian Cancer.
Greene has worked with the charity since the loss of her mother to the disease in 2010. She has been a television presenter and host since the 1980s with Blue Peter, Going Live and most recently with This Morning on ITV.
Greene joins Professor Sir Kenneth Calman and Dame Janet Gaymer as patrons of Target Ovarian Cancer.
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