Antonia Swinson will start as director of the Ethical Property Foundation in February 2014.
She has been chief executive of the Speakers Trust since April 2012. Before this she was chief executive of Social Enterprise Scotland for the last five years.
She is also an award winning author and has written five books including Root of all Evil? How to Make Spiritual Values Count in 2003 which predicted the financial crisis and established her as a public speaker, broadcaster and advisor.
She is a former chair of the Society of authors in Scotland and a member of the Society of Authors UK Committee. She also sits on the Power and Responsibility Committee of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.