People move round-up: MarchCharity Insight Staff Writer
Charity Insight brings you the latest on charity sector movers and shakers.
Rosie Chapman, executive director of policy at Charity Commission retires
After serving for ten years and under three chief commissioners/chairs: John Stoker, Geraldine Peacock and Dame Suzi Leather, and two chief executives: Andrew Hind and Sam Younger; Rosie Chapman has decided to take voluntary retirement from her current role as the executive director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission. She joined the Commission as a director ten years ago.
Shelter appoints new director of fundraising
Tracy Griffin has been appointed as director of fundraising at housing charity Shelter. Griffin brings with her over 20 years' experience at a number of high profile charities, including Action Aid, Save the Children and most recently NSPCC where she held the role of head of community and corporate fundraising.
New Charity Development head at Brewin Dolphin
Ruth Murphy has been appointed as the head of Charity Business Development at Brewin Dolphin. Before joining Brewin Dolphin she was the director of investment management and charities at Newton. She began her career in voluntary sector in 1982 with SCOPE and joined CAF in 1991 as Executive Director of Charity Services.
Founder of CAF Venturesome is moving on
Founder and director of Charities Aid Foundation's social investment fund, CAF Venturesome, John Kingston will leave the organisation in July. In 2001 Kingston joined CAF and piloted a social investment 'risk fund' which was launched the following year as CAF Venturesome. Over 250 charities and social enterprises have been supported under this fund. Kingston is leaving to pursue a portfolio career.
BTCV appoints new chairman
Chairman of high-profile brand consultancy Interbrand, Rita Clifton has been appointed as the new chairman of BTCV, an environmental volunteering charity. Her earlier positions include chief executive at Interbrand, vice chairman at Saatchi &Saatchi, and at present she is the president of the Market Research Society. She is a trustee of WWF and a member of the government's Sustainable Development Commission.
Jonathan Lewis new Chair of SOVA
The chief executive of The Social Investment Business Jonathan Lewis has been appointed as the new Chair of SOVA, a national volunteer mentoring organisation that works with socially and economically disadvantaged. Lewis will succeed vice-chair Robert Fulton who will remain in the role of vice-chair.
Grandparents Plus sets co-chair arrangement
Intergenerational social entrepreneur Stephen Burke will be joining Jean Stodgon, founder and chair of Grandparents Plus, in a co-chair arrangement. Burke is co-director of United for All Ages, an intergenerational social enterprise was the chief executive of Counsel and Care, a charity giving advice and information to older people, their relatives and carers across the UK. He has also been the director of the Daycare Trust.
Victim Support gets Project Manager's support
Victoria May, project manager within a pharmaceutical team at events agency Grass Roots, has joined Victim Support, a national charity that helps people affected by crime. May has taken a sabbatical to work for charities and with a degree in criminology and interest in criminal justice system made her opt for Victim Support. At the charity she will be responsible for the issuing of new volunteer ID cards, a volunteer mentoring programme, and the charity's presence on the volunteering recruitment website.
New board members for Citizens Advice Bureaux
Citizens Advice Bureaux has made four new appointments to its board. Former President of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Mike Weaver has been appointed as Treasurer. He succeeds Jonathan Tross, who steps down at the end of this month. He is joined by Mark Gamsuformer programme director at the Department of Health; Jonathan Rees, current Director General of the Government Equalities Office; and Anne Stephenson, who retired last year from her post as Senior Civil Servant in the Welsh Assembly Government.
Neuroscientist joins fundraising agency
Clayton Burnett have recruited Dr Susanne Droste, a post-doctorate neuroscientist and behavioural researcher to their consultancy and coaching team. Dr Droste, who is also a qualified alternative psychotherapist, stress management coach and practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming, will work with the team to develop the emotional power of fundraisers and fundraising.