Who's Moving: Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, Marie Curie, Local Trust and more

28 Sep 2021 News

Paul Farthing, chief executive of Shooting Star Children's Hospice

Paul Farthing joins Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as chief executive 

Children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices has welcomed Paul Farthing as its new chief executive. He joins from The Children’s Trust where he was director of income generation and communications.
Farthing has over 25 years of leadership experience in both the charity and commercial sectors. He was managing director at a charity-specialist marketing communications agency, became high value relationships director at Cancer Research UK and then director of fundraising at both Age UK and NSPCC. 

Farthing said: “It is a tremendous honour to be taking over as chief executive at such an exciting time. The charity has an excellent reputation for the quality of the support we provide to children and their families. 

“Our opportunity now, is to reach out and help more children and families through very challenging times. I look forward to working with the great team of staff, volunteers and supporters to make that happen.”

Marie Curie appoints chief fundraising, communications and marketing officer

Maria Novell will leave her role as fundraising and commercial director at Guide Dogs at the end of November after 14 years at the charity and join Marie Curie in December as chief fundraising, communications and marketing officer.

She replaces Nicky Bishop, who was interim executive director of fundraising and engagement.

Novell has worked in PR, marketing and fundraising roles her entire career and prior to Guide Dogs worked at the RNLI and the British Liver Trust. 

She said: “I am delighted to be joining Marie Curie - at such a critical time for health and social care. I have long admired the vital care and support that Marie Curie provides to people at the end of life and was hugely impressed by the way the charity responded during the pandemic.”

Lymphoma Action has a new director of services

Lymphoma Action has appointed Dallas Pounds as its new director of services. 

She joins after eight years as chief executive of Royal Trinity Hospice. She has also worked as an executive director at The Terence Higgins Trust, and is a nurse by background, having worked in the NHS for 25 years before joining the charity sector.

Pounds said: “I am very excited to be joining Lymphoma Action, and supporting the charity in delivering and developing services that support people living with lymphoma and those close to them. I worked as a nurse in haematology many years ago, so I am really looking forward to being part of this great team who provide such vital services to people affected by this type of blood cancer.”

New trustees for Local Trust

Four new trustees have been appointed to place-based investment charity Local Trust’s board. They bring experience and knowledge from a range of disciplines including local government, property development and national policy.

The charity’s four new trustees are: 

  • Matt Bell, corporate affairs director at global property business Grosvenor
  • Chris Catterall, chief executive of public service design agency Capacity
  • Patrick Melia, chief executive of Sunderland City Council
  • Charlotte Pickles, director of think tank, Reform

Bond hires new director of finance and people

Kath Qualtrough will join Bond in October as director of finance and people. She handled the HR and finance functions at refugee charity Safe Passage during the lockdown period and has worked in the sector for two decades. 

Previous employers include Greenpeace and the Wellcome Trust. She has a particular interest in programme finance and has run training on the FMDPro qualification with Humentum in the Middle East, as well as leading EC contract management training for Christian Aid in Latin America and for WaterAid in Southern Africa. 

Qualtrough said: “I am happy to be joining Bond at this time of significant change in our sector, a time that offers great opportunities for a positive transformation. I look forward to supporting our member organisations as we navigate these new ways of working together.”

Central YMCA appoints six new trustees in a drive to diversify

Central YMCA has appointed six trustees. Four of the new appointments joined in August to fulfil immediate vacancies and the final two will commence at the charity’s next AGM in January 2022. 

The appointments follow an externally facilitated board and governance review late in 2020 which identified a number of skills gaps and a need to both refresh and diversify the board to bring a broader perspective. 
The new trustees, Dr Amandip Bahia, Cheryl Turner, Peter Wright, Stephen Varma, Yusuf Nurbhai and Sheena Amin, have experience from the commercial, education and public sectors and will join six other trustees led by chair, Andrew Beal. 
In addition to the new trustee appointments, Central YMCA has launched a Trustee Apprenticeship Programme, which gives individuals an opportunity to gain 12 months of governance experience, support and mentoring without the risk or legal responsibility carried by a formal trustee.

The first apprentice trustee is Gani Lawal and Central YMCA aims to appoint a further apprentice trustee in 2021. 

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