Who’s Moving: Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Lloyds Bank Foundation and more

05 Mar 2018 News

Stewart Marks, the new chief executive of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

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


Chief executive

Stewart Marks has been appointed as chief executive of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Marks joined in February, replacing previous chief executive Jenny Provin who retired at the end of last year.

He was previously a hospice director at the Sue Ryder Nettlebed and Duchess of Kent Hospices. He also worked in palliative care services at Marie Curie.

In addition to his senior paid roles, Marks was also trustee of LGBT Youth Scotland and has volunteered for Oxfam.


Older people’s charity MHA has appointed Sam Monaghan as its new chief executive.

Monaghan joins the charity from Barnardo’s, where he was corporate director of children’s services. Prior to that, he worked at Action for Children and was a social services practitioner.


Fundraising and communications

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has appointed Harriet Stranks as its new director of grants. Stranks was formerly director of grantmaking for northern England Wales with the foundation.

In her new role, Stranks will be responsible for a grantmaking portfolio of around £16m per annum. She will also be responsible for the foundation’s 12-strong team of regionally based grant managers, as well as its central service delivery team.

She has worked for the foundation for the last five years. Prior to that, she worked for BBC Children in Need and was a fundraiser for Magic Radio and Christie’s Hospital.


Finance and strategy

Max Rutherford has been appointed head of policy at the Association of Charitable Foundations. He will take up his new role on 16 April.

Rutherford has been programme manager at Barrow Cadbury Trust, where he has worked for the last eight years. He previously worked for the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice in Scotland and the Centre for Mental Health.

He is currently a trustee of Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire and Headway Northampton.

The Royal Foundation has announced the appointment of Rob Abercrombie, currently director of research and consulting at New Philanthropy Capital, as its new director of programmes and partnerships. He will be joined by Natalie Campbell, a social entrepreneur and innovator, who will become director of innovation and insight at the charity which is the primary vehicle of its patrons the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiancé, will join the charity as one of its patrons following the couple's wedding in May. 


Non executive

Sara Weller has joined the Lloyds Bank Foundation board as a trustee.

Weller was previously the managing director at Argos, and on the senior management teams at J Sainsbury, Abbey National and Mars.

She has also non executive roles on the boards of a number of FTSE 100 companies. She is currently a non executive director at United Utilities, the Department of Work and Pensions and Lloyds Banking Group.

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