Who’s moving: Turning Point, London Marathon Events, NSPCC and more

15 Oct 2018 News

Peter Hay, new chair of Turning Point

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


Chief executive

Steve Conway has been appointed as the new chief executive of Deafblind UK. He has been appointed to help oversee “the development and implementation” of the charity’s new five year strategy. A former Royal Marine, Conway has also worked for NHS Scotland and Orkney and was previously chief executive of Erskine, a veteran support charity based in Scotland. 


Youth charity Reclaim has appointed Roger Harding as its new chief executive. He joins the organisation from Shelter, where he was previously director of campaigns and communications. He is also head of public attitudes at NatCen Social Research and sits on the board of Victim Support. 


Fundraising and communications

London Marathon Events Limited has announced the appointment of Kenneth Foreman as its first head of charities. Foreman’s role will see him be responsible for developing partnerships with charities to “ensure that fundraising opportunities are developed and maximised” across the organisation’s range of events. He joins from Alzheimer’s Research UK. 


Sarah Bissell has been appointed director of fundraising and marketing by Thames Hospice. She joins the charity from autism research charity Autistica. She has previously worked at the British Red Cross, WWF and with Daryl Upsall Consulting. She is also an Institute of Fundraising trustee. 


Cassie Robinson has been appointed as the new head of digital grant making by the Big Lottery Fund. Big Lottery Fund made the announcement as part of a raft of appointments to new roles. Eleanor Boddington has also been appointed head of legal at the grantmaker, joining from the Children’s Investment Fund. 


Finance and strategy

Former Acevo interim chief executive Asheem Singh has been appointed director of economy at the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to running Acevo, he was director of policy and strategy at the organisation. 


The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has announced the appointment of an entirely new leadership team. Abigail Scott-Paul has been appointed deputy director of advocacy and public engagement; Helen Barnard as deputy director of policy and partnerships; Ashwin Kumar as chief economist; Frank Sodeen, deputy director of external affairs and Chris Goulden, deputy director of evidence and impact. 


Non executive

Peter Hay has been appointed as the next chair of social enterprise Turning Point. He will replace current chair Sarah Wood who has completed her term of office, having served as both a trustee and then chair of Turning Point over the last nine years. Hay was previously director of Bimginham City Council's adults and children's services and president of ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Care).


NSPCC has appointed Neil Berkett as the next chair-elect of its trustee board. Berkett is currently chair of the Guardian Media Group and was previously chief executive of Virgin Media Group. He will take up the role with the NSPCC in October 2019, replacing current chair Mark Wood. 


Acevo has appointed Rosie Ferguson, chief executive of single parents’ charity Gingerbread, as chair-elect of Acevo. Ferguson will take up her new role at the umbrella body’s next AGM on 6 December, replacing Joe Irvin, chief executive of Living Streets. Read the full story here.


Kids in Museums has appointed its first young trustees. Amy Shakespeare and Sarah Moreno have both joined the charity’s board. Both are between the ages of 18 and 25, and fulfils a “major goal for Kids in Museums, to put young people’s voices at the heart of museums and heritage sites”. 


The Corra Foundation has appointed two new trustees to its board. Elaine McKean is managing director of communications company Indigo. Judith Turbyne is currently head of engagement as the Scottish charity regulator OSCR. 


Businessman and celebrity hairdresser Barrie Stephen has been appointed as the new ambassador for Leicester Animal Aid. Stephen was previously an ambassador and trustee at the RSPCA’s Woodside Animal Centre. 

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