Who's Moving: Shelter, Victim Support Scotland, Wellcome Trust and more

07 Aug 2017 News

Kate Wallace, chief executive of Victim Support Scotland

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

Chief executive

Victim Support Scotland has appointed Kate Wallace as its chief executive. Wallace currently leads Visualise Scotland, a charity that provides services to people living with disabilities and complex needs, and was previously UK programme director for Barnardo’s.

Fundraising and marketing

Kate Higgs has been appointed as director of fundraising and marketing at Ormiston Families. Higgs, previously head of income generation Volunteering Matters, has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and fundraising.

Support and development

Laura Varma has been appointed as a part-time support and development worker at Shine, the organisation dedicated to supporting people suffering from spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Varma previously worked at children’s charity, The Children's Liver Foundation, initially as their young people's officer and then as their support team manager.


Shelter’s board has elected Ros Micklem as their chair of trustees. Micklem has been a trustee of the charity since 2014 and will step down from her current position as chair of the Shelter Scotland Committee. She has a background in further education and most recently was Scotland Director of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Ruth Hunt, chief executive of Stonewall, has been elected as Shelter’s vice chair of trustees. Joanna Simmons has been elected as chair of the charity’s audit, risk and finance committee.

Vikki Heywood and Tim Score have been appointed to the board of the National Theatre. Heywood was the executive director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2003 until 2013 and is chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. Score was chief financial officer of ARM Holdings for 13 years and sits on the boards of HM Treasury, The British Land Company and Pearson. Meanwhile, Ros Haigh, Glenn Earle and Dominic Casserley will all leave the board this month.

Professor Mike Ferguson will become deputy chair of the Wellcome Trust’s board of governors in January 2018, taking over from Professor Dame Kay Davies. Ferguson, who is Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been on the organisation’s board since January 2012.

Lawrence Waterman, former head of health and safety for the London Olympic Delivery Authority, has joined the British Safety Council as its chairman.


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