Who’s Moving: Friends of the Earth, Brain Tumour Research and more

02 Oct 2017 News

Gary Kelly, new gifts in wills manager at Brain Tumour Research

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

Chief executive

Fundraising CRM provider Blackbaud has appointed Lianne McGrory as managing director of its European operations.

McGrory has worked for Blackbaud since 2004 in Scotland, England and in Australia, where she managed the organisation’s sales and professional services business for Blackbaud Pacific. In her new role, she will be responsible for growing the organisation’s European operation and will be based at its head offices in London.

Fundraising and communications

Brain Tumour Research has appointed Gary Kelly to lead its legacy fundraising in his new role as gifts in wills manager.

Kelly has worked in fundraising for over 15 years and joins Brain Tumour Research from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, where he was most recently legacy and research manager. Prior to that he was legacy and in memoriam giving manager at Prostate Cancer UK.

Prior to joining the charitable sector, Kelly worked for Lloyds Bank for over 12 years.

Non executive

Friends of the Earth has appointed Frances Butler as the new chair of its trustee board.

A retired lawyer, Butler was also previously chair of human rights organisation Liberty and has a background in campaigning and climate change advocacy, alongside what the charity has called “a wealth of charity governance experience”.

Butler replaces outgoing chair Roger Clarke who is stepping down from the role, following six years at the helm.

Biologist Jim Dixon has been reappointed trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund/Heritage Lottery Fund by the Prime Minister for a term of three years.

Alongside his non-executive role with NHMF/HLF, Dixon is also a trustee of the Water Industry, the Rural Payments Agency and is also chair of a small travel company.

He was chief executive of the Peak District National Park and has also worked for Defra and in policy work for English nature and the RSPB.

Nesta-funded think tank The Finance Innovation Lab has appointed six new trustees to its board, including a new chair and treasurer.

The new appointments include social and organisational change consultant Caroline Ellis as new chair and Kate Ormiston Smith, director of finance and operations at the B Team, as the new treasurer.  

The remaining four new trustees are: Hanna McCloskey, chief executive of Fearless Futures, Toyin Ogundana, investment manager with CAF Venturesome, Paul Riseborough, chief commercial officer at Metro Bank and Julian Thompson, a fundraising strategist. 


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