Who's Moving: The British Red Cross, OSCR, City Year UK and more

21 Jan 2019 News

Lisa Cowley, chief executive, Beacon

Chief Executives

The Brain & Spine Foundation, a charity for people with neurological problems, has appointed Marc Smith, as its new CEO. He previously worked in advertising and marketing.

He said: “I look forward to bringing my commercial sector experiences to bear on the future growth and development of The Brain & Spine Foundation brand and its service offer.”

Maureen Mallon is to become the interim chief executive at the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). She is taking over from David Robb.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has appointed Antonio Zappulla, as CEO of the foundation, a role which he will take up in April 2019. He is currently chief operations officer at the organisation, and prior to this was their director of strategy and communications.

Lisa Cowley has been appointed as chief executive of Beacon, a sight loss charity. She has worked for a number of charities such as the RSPB and The Conservation Volunteers.

She said: “Beacon has made a huge difference to visually impaired people over the last few years, and I feel lucky to be taking on this role at such an exciting time for the charity and the sector, as we move forward with the future needs of our communities and partners firmly in mind.”

Finance and operations

The British Red Cross has appointed Kate Griffiths as its new director for Wales. She will work with the organisation’s independent living and crisis response services.

Matt Jerwood has joined new mobile donation company, Thinking of You, as operations director. He was previously head of engagement and digital fundraising at Oxfam.

The youth social action charity City Year UK has appointed Simon Hepburn as the director of programmes.

Non Executives

Mark Norbury has been appointed as the new co-chair of the government’s Inclusive Economy Partnership, an initiative that brings businesses and civil society organisations together to develop solutions to societal challenges, such as unemployment. The partnership is being organised by the DCMS and Cabinet Office. Norbury is also the CEO of UnLtd, an organisation which funds social entrepreneur.

Rodney Williams has become a member of City Year UK's board of trustees. He was a volunteer with the programme nine years ago. was recently honoured as one of the EMpower 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders in their 2018 list, presented by the Financial Times. 

The Small Charities Coalition has appointed four new trustees. They are: Bushra Ahmed, also a Trustee for the Asian Resource Centre Croydon and Age UK Croydon; Nick Evans, a regional face-to-face fundraising manager for RNLI; Joyce Fraser, founder and chair of the Black Heroes Foundation, and Pauline Roche, managing director of a digital and data literacy social enterprise RnR Organisation.  

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