Who’s Moving: The Seafarers' Charity, Treloar’s, Lumos, and more

22 Mar 2021 News

Nusrat Ghani is the MP for Wealden and trustee at The Seafarers’ Charity.

Peter McDermott appointed as chief executive of Lumos      

Lumos has appointed Peter McDermott as chief executive. McDermott succeeds interim chief executive, Roger Singleton and will take up the post in June. 

McDermott is a child development expert with over 25 years’ experience of leading global initiatives in international development and philanthropy. 

He joins from Fajara Associates, an international development advisory consultancy working with the UN and governments. 

Previously McDermott was the chief executive of the Martin James Foundation, an organisation providing children’s care services around the world to support family and community-based care. 

Prior to this, he was managing director and executive director, Global Health, at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). He joined CIFF in 2007 following over 22 years at UNICEF.

McDermott said: “Having led global and country-level initiatives to support children and their families for many years, I have long admired the progress Lumos has made to influence care reform, strengthen families and communities, and protect children from the harm of institutions. At this point in the charity’s life, with a new strategy to take forward, I am delighted to join an expert team to advance our mission to keep families together and give children the love and care they need to thrive.”

Treloar’s announces new chief executive  

Ryan Campbell has been appointed as the new chief executive Treloar’s

Campbell has worked extensively in the charity sector. Since 2015, he has been the chief executive of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which offers palliative care for children and young people with serious and terminal conditions across South East England.  

Prior to this, he was chief executive of an organisation providing clinical, mental health and substance misuse services to young people and adults, under contract to Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups. 

He has also worked in senior positions for RAPT, a provider of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in the criminal justice system, and for Age Concern. 

From 2006 to 2018 Campbell was a trustee of Mind, the leading mental health charity, and was their chair of trustees from 2012-2018.  In 2018, he was awarded a CBE for services to mental health provision. 

Campbell said: “The Treloar Trust is at the forefront of providing educational and life opportunities for young people with complex disability.  It is a vitally important organisation, not only for the students who attend the school and college or receive support in other ways, but nationally.  Treloar’s shows what can and should be done to enable people with disability to achieve their potential. 

“As far as I am concerned there is no better job than to lead Treloar’s into its next phase. I look forward to being inspired by the children, young people and young adults, and the amazing staff, volunteers and supporters who work alongside them”

He will take up post on 7 June 2021.

The Seafarers’ Charity appoints two new trustees

The Seafarers’ Charity has appointed two additional trustees.

Nusrat Ghani MP and Rear Admiral Iain Lower were selected following an open recruitment process.

The Seafarers’ Charity recently rebranded from Seafarers UK and is beginning the implementation of a new results-driven strategy and focusing on significantly increasing fundraising revenue.

Ghani is the MP for Wealden. She previously served in the Department of Transport between January 2018 and February 2020, when she became the first female Muslim Minister to speak from the House of Commons dispatch box. 

Her responsibilities as minister included leading the introduction of the Maritime2050 plan, and setting key business, trade, finance, technological and environmental targets for Britain’s shipping and ports industry, including driving the UK’s successful campaign that secured a landmark global commitment at the International Maritime Organisation to reduce global shipping emissions by 50%. 

She is also a UK representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and sits on the Science and Technology Committee.

Rear Admiral Iain Lower is the assistant chief of the Naval Staff and the Royal Navy’s director for strategy, international relations, maritime sector, parliamentary and academic engagement. 

His formative years at sea were spent in the Fishery Protection Squadron and he holds an MA in Defence Studies from King’s College London and is a Freeman of the City of London.

Lower said: “I spent my seagoing career working alongside the Merchant & Fishing fleets at home and overseas and ashore I have sought to build ever closer relationships between the Royal Navy and the maritime sector. The welfare of our seagoing community is very close to my heart and it is therefore a very great privilege for me to serve you as a trustee.”

The Social Mobility Foundation appoints three new trustees

The Social Mobility Foundation has appointed three new trustees to the charity’s board.

Fiona Dawson is global president of Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers. She has worked for Mars, Incorporated for over thirty years and has held a wide range of leadership and marketing roles.

Nami Patel is senior vice president of strategy and business development for The Walt Disney Company, EMEA. Patel began her career at Deloitte and has a Masters degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Stuart Rose has worked in retail since 1971. He is currently Chairman of Ocado plc, Zenith Automotive, EG Group and MAF Retail in Dubai. He was knighted for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility in 2008, and created a life peer in 2014. 

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