Who's Moving: The Tate, Sightsavers, and more

14 Nov 2017 News

Lilli Geissendorfer, director of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation

Chief executive

The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which helps talented artists, has appointed Lilli Geissendorfer as its new director.

Geissendorfer will take up the post in January. She has previously been a producer at the Almeida Theatre, and relationship manager for theatre at Arts Council England.

Stephen Cutts has been appointed as chief executive of Reach to Teach, the UK-based educational charity operating in remote communities in India. 

Prior to joining Reach to Teach, Cutts was assistant secretary-general at the United Nations, responsible for a wide-ranging global portfolio, including procurement and property management. Before that, he was assistant secretary-general for the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has also held senior positions within the OECD, including chef de cabinet and deputy executive director.


The Unite Foundation has named professor Sir Tim Wilson as its new chair.

The foundation provides free year-round student accommodation scholarships to young people in the UK from care or estranged backgrounds. It is supported by student accommodation provider Unite Students.  

Sir Tim is the former vice-chancellor of the University of Herefordshire.

Roland Rudd has been appointed as a trustee at The Tate art gallery, for four years from 13 November 2017.

Rudd led the Tate’s corporate advisory group for ten years. He was previously a board member of the Royal Opera House.

He is chairman of Finsbury, a global communications consultancy. Before founding Finsbury, he was a financial journalist at the Financial Times, the Times and the Sunday Correspondent.

Eye charity Sightsavers has appointed three new trustees.

Professor Christopher Whitty is an epidemiologist and physician at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an expert in international public health. He is also currently interim chief scientific adviser to the British government.

Abia Akram is chief executive of the National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) in Pakistan. She holds important roles in the UN, the Commonwealth and the wider Asia-Pacific region.

Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi is a political economist with expertise in investment and extensive experience in international development, both with governments and non-governmental organisations.


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