Who's Moving: Marie Curie, Midlands Air Ambulance, Oxfam and more

06 Jan 2020 News

Andrew Hind

Chairs and trustees

Oxfam has appointed former Charity Commission chief executive Andrew Hind to its board. Hind has been appointed for an inital term of three years.

He was the first chief executive of the Charity Commission from 2004 until September 2010. Subsequently he was editor of Civil Society Media's Charity Finance magazine from 2011 until 2015, and has written a regular column for Governance & Leadership magazine since 2016. 

Hind was previously a senior executive with ActionAid and Barnardo's before moving to the BBC in 1995, where he was chief operating officer of BBC World Service. Hind was co-founder of the Charity Finance Group (CFG) in 1988, and its chair from 1992 to 1994. 

Simon Lewis has been appointed the new chairman of Young Enterprise.

He takes over from Grey Denham who is stepping down after five years in the role and over 13 years as a trustee.
Lewis said: “I am honoured to become the chairman of Young Enterprise which has such a rich heritage of helping young people fulfil their potential. I would like to thank Grey for all he has done for the charity over so many years. I am excited about the difference the charity can make as I believe that Young Enterprise’s work is more pressing than ever.” 

Sir Tony Hawkhead has been elected as the new chair of trustees at Cruse Bereavement Care. He replaces Pamela Rutter who has been a volunteer for Cruse for 28 years and chair since 2018.

Hawkhead is also currently independent vice chair for the Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group.

He said: “I am delighted to be the new chair of this extraordinary charity. I have seen first-hand the exceptional support Cruse’s network of bereavement volunteers give and I am very thankful they were there for me and my family when my son, James, died in 1991.
“Cruse has ambitious plans for the next few years and I am looking forward to working with the charity to help extend its services to reach more bereaved people.”

Mayowa Ochere has been appointed trustee for the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

Ochere works as a policy adviser within HM Treasury covering financial services and tax policy, and also serves as a governor at Kelvin Grove Primary School in the London Borough of Lewisham and was previously a trustee at First Story charity.

Ochere said: “As a born and bred South Londoner, I am excited to contribute to the best that London has to offer as trustee for the Horniman. I have fond memories of visiting the Museum and Gardens as a child, and I look forward to building on the Horniman's successes by working with a great team to implement our ambitious strategy over the coming years.”

Education Support has appointed five new trustees.

Sridhar Athreya will become honorary treasurer. He is currently divisional head of risk and compliance at Capita PLC. 

Meanwhile, Gareth Conyard is an experienced senior civil servant at the Department for Education, currently focused on teacher and leader continuing professional development. Rachelle Headland joins with over 20 years’ experience in business leadership and marketing communications roles, including as marketing director at Saatchi and Saatchi. Emma Hollis is currently executive director at the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), and Sean Hanson is currently chief executive of Local Partnerships, a body which helps the public sector deliver local services and infrastructure. 

Marie Curie has announced Professor Richard Harding as a new trustee.

Harding is director of the World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre for Palliative Care, and vice chair of the World Hospice Palliative Care Alliance. 

Vindi Banga, chair at Marie Curie, said: “As the UK’s lead charity of palliative and end of life care, I am delighted to welcome Richard as a new trustee.

“Richard’s academic background and insights from the world of palliative care research will be incredibly valuable to the charity.”

Thomas Pocklington Trust has appointed three new trustees to its board. Raj Mehta, Judith Potts and Sir James Pickthorn have now joined.
Mervyn Williamson, chair of the board, said: “I am delighted to welcome Judith, Raj and James to the board.  They each bring a wealth of experience in different areas that, I am sure, will be a real asset to our team.”

Operations, policy and philanthropy

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has promoted Jim Hancox to the position of assistant air operations manager.
Hancox has over 17 years experience with the ambulance service, and has served with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity since 2006. 
Ian Roberts, air operations manager for the charity, said: “Jim has shown clear leadership, strategic thinking and clinical excellence throughout his work with the service, and will be an invaluable member of the operations team.”
Revolving Doors Agency has appointed Nathan Dick as its new head of policy. He joins from the Ministry of Justice where he led stakeholder management and communications for the probation reform programme.

Christina Marriott, chief executive of Revolving Doors, said: “I am delighted that Nathan will be joining Revolving Doors in the New Year. Nathan’s superb reputation and knowledge of the sector will be key in leading our policy work and delivering meaningful change in the criminal justice system. I and the team look forward to learning from him and working together to fulfil our shared ambition of a smarter criminal justice system.”

Breast Cancer Haven has appointed Jessica O’Leary as head of philanthropy.
After 10 years' experience working within media and advertising for global brands including Porsche, Unicef and Macmillan, O’Leary began volunteering with Breast Cancer Haven in 2018, before quickly joining the charity full-time as operations manager.

O’Leary said: “I am thrilled to start in my new role at Breast Cancer Haven. Volunteering provided me with invaluable first-hand experience of the work that Breast Cancer Haven does and how vital it is in piecing back together the lives of those affected by Breast Cancer. I am delighted to join the team and continue to build on the essential work at Breast Cancer Haven.”

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