Fundraising Magazine's Most Influential Fundraisers list is back!

The online poll is open to nominations for anyone working in the sector, whether at charities, umbrella bodies, regulators, agencies, consultancies or independently. We are looking for diverse, talented and accomplished individuals whom you feel are making a real difference to their organisations and the wider sector.

Nominate today!

Who’s Moving: RSPB, Changing Faces, Sue Ryder and more 

22 May 2017 News

Neil Goulden, chair, Sue Ryder

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

Chief executive 

RSPB Scotland has appointed Anne McCall as director. She has worked for the charity for 19 years and will become its first female leader when she takes on the role at the end of the month. 

Changing Faces, which supports people who have a disfigurement, has announced that Becky Hewitt will be its next chief executive. She is currently communications director at Girlguiding and will join in September and takes over from the charity’s founder, James Partridge. 

The Charity Commission has announced the appointment of Helen Stephenson as its next chief executive.  

She will join on 18 July. She succeeds Paula Sussex, who has been chief executive since 2014 and decided not seek a second term.

Fundraising and communications

Comic Relief has announced the appointment of Ruth Ruderham as its new grants director

Ruderham is set to join Comic Relief on 3 July 2017 from the Prince’s Trust International, where she is currently development director. She will replace Judith McNeill, who left the organisation as grants director last year.

She has also held senior fundraising roles with the Canal and River Trust, Christian Aid and Friends of the Earth. Ruderham is also currently sits on the trustee boards of both Oxfam GB and the Galapagos Conservation Trust.


Neil Goulden is to be the next chair of Sue Ryder. He has been a trustee for four years and will take over from current chair, Roger Paffard, in July. He has nearly 20 years’ experience serving on various NHS trusts and was Group Managing Director, Chief Executive, Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the Gala Coral Group until 2014. 

Goulden said: “Having served as a trustee at Sue Ryder for four years, I’m really looking forward to taking on this new role and helping to build on Roger’s legacy to ensure Sue Ryder remains at the forefront of delivering incredible hospice and neurological care."

The Charity Finance Group has announced that Nicki Deeson will be its next chair. She is currently a vice-chair and has been a trustee since 2012. She is international finance director at Amnesty International. Read the full story here. 

Civil Society Media's annual Charity People & Culture Conference will take place on 20 September 2017, with sessions from Richard Hawkes, the Wellcome Trust, Concern Worldwide and others. For more information, and to book, click here. 



More on