Who’s Moving: UK Youth, Bloodwise, Generation Change and more

04 Sep 2017 News

Carl Edwards, new director of Education and Public Engagement at Leaf

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

Chief executive

UK Youth has announced the appointment of Lindsay Levkoff Lynn as chief executive on an interim basis, while current chief executive Anna Smee is on maternity leave.

Lynn, the former chief executive of Youth United Foundation, joins the charity on 25 September and will formerly take over the chief executive reins on 20 October.

Prior to working with Youth United Foundation, Lynn worked at Nesta where she was head of Impact, The Challenge Network, where she was head of fundraising and was a consultant for Bain & Company. She also sits on the board for Beyond Me and the Girl Scouts in America.

Fundraising and communications

Rohan Putter has joined blood cancer research organisation Bloodwise as its new director of fundraising and Marketing.

Putter will join the organisation on 7 September from Barnardo’s, where he is currently deputy director of fundraising. Prior to that, he was head of fundraising business strategy and operations at Marie Curie and was head of development at Royal Holloway.

He will be tasked with leading the organisation’s fundraising and, in the words of new chief executive Gemma Peters, “significantly increase the charity’s reach and impact”.

Sustainable farming charity Linking Environment and Farming (Leaf) has announced the appointment of Carl Edwards as director of education and public engagement.

The charity, which merged with Farming and Countryside Education (Face) in April of this year, said Edwards would be responsible for planning, leading and executing its “ambitious education and public engagement strategy”.

Edwards was previously faculty leader for humanities at Ibstock Community College.

Non executive

Youth social action charity Generation Change has appointed Sam Conniff as its new chair.

Conniff, co-founder of youth-led creative network Livity, takes over from existing co-chairs and co-founders of Generation Change, Rob Wilson (not the same Rob Wilson who was minister for civil society until recently) and Sophie Livingstone.

Livingstone will continue on as a trustee of the organisation, while Wilson is set to step down entirely to focus on his social business.

John Robinson has been appointed chair of the board of trustees for elderly support charity MHA. Robinson succeeds Graham Smith, who steps down from the role after completing his term.

Robinson has held a wide variety of non-executive roles in both the private the charity sectors, including as chair of Wimpey, Railtrack and older person’s charity Abbeyfield. He is also a trustee of Livability.

He was also the chief executive of international medical devices business Smith and Nephew. 


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