Who’s Moving: Teenage Cancer Trust, Livability, Big Lottery Fund and more

12 Mar 2018 News

Kate Collins, new chief executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust

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

Chief executive

Teenage Cancer Trust has appointed Kate Collins as its new chief executive. Collins replaces Siobhan Dunn, who recently stepped down from the role after six years.

Collins is currently director of fundraising and marketing at the organisation, and joined the Teenage Cancer Trust in 2009 as head of regional fundraising.

She has worked in the charity sector for nearly 20 years, having first joined BBC Children in Need in 1999 as a marketing manager. She has also worked for Cancer Research UK in a variety of senior fundraising roles.

Helen England has been appointed as the new chief executive of national disability charity Livability.

England will take up her new role in April, succeeding Dave Webber who is set to retire from the organisation in May following six years in the role.

England is currently director of strategy, organisational development and workforce at Devon Partnership NHS Trust. She is also currently a trustee with United Response.

Fundraising and communications

Clare Thorp has been appointed director of public affairs by Pro Bono Economics. She joins from Independent Age, an older people’s charity where she was head of media and communications.

Prior to joining the charity sector, Thorp was a journalist who worked for the BBC on Radio 4’s Today Programme, World at One and BBC One’s Panorama.

Pro Bono Economics has also confirmed the appointment of Neil Pratt as its new chief economist.

Pratt was formerly director of economic analysis at Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator. Prior to that, he worked a consultancy Frontier Economics.

Non executive

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has appointed Philip Graf as its new chair. He will take up his new role on 1 May 2018, replacing Janet Finch whose term will come to an end.

Grad is currently chair of the Education Development Trust, is a former chair of the Gambling Commission and a former deputy chair of Ofcom.

Big Lottery Fund has announced the appointment of two new members to its England Committee.

Kevin Bone and John Mothersole have both been appointed to the committee which approves decision on how National Lottery funding is used to support people and their communities in England.

Mothersole has been chief executive of Sheffield City Council since 2008, while Bone is partner and UK head at Impact Ventures UK.

The Church of England has appointed Eve Poole as Third Church Estates commissioner. Poole will take up the role in April, replacing Andrew Mackie who has been commissioner since January 2013.

Poole is an academic and author who currently lectures at the Ashridge Business School. She previously worked for Deloitte and ran the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust.

In her role as Third Church Estates commissioner, Poole will chair the Pastoral, Closed Churches and Bishoprics and Cathedrals Committees and will also have a place on the Church of England’s board of governors.

Young Women’s Trust has announced that Dany Cotton, London Fire commissioner, has been appointed as an ambassador for the charity.

Cotton, who became the first woman to hold the role of commissioner of the London Fire Brigade in January 2017, will “support the charity in helping more women into male-dominated industries”.

Cotton said: “I’m proud and delighted to be an Ambassador for the Young Women’s Trust. I hope my efforts will add further impetus to driving and delivering equality of opportunity now. I hope that the very next generation look back and wonder how it could have been any other way.”

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