Professional Development News
Charity Insight Staff Writer
Published 14 February 2011

Charity Insight brings you the latest on charity sector movers and shakers.

Andrew Hind joins Cass
Andrew Hind CB, former chief executive of the Charity Commission, has joined Cass Business School as the visiting professor of Charity Governance and Finance. Hind was with Charity Commission for six years before stepping down in 2010. Prior to this he was chief operating officer of the BBC World Service (1995-2004), director of finance at Barnardo's (1992-95), and deputy chief executive of ActionAid (1986-91). Co-founder of the Charity Finance Directors' Group (1988), Hind is a chartered accountant and has authored a book on charity governance, The Governance and Management of Charities.

Peter Holbrook invited to join the new Mutuals Taskforce
Peter Holbrook, chief executive of the Social Enterprise Coalition has been invited to join the Mutuals Taskforce. Recently formed by the government to support employees working in public services who wish to form mutuals, the taskforce will be led by Professor Julian Le Grand, professor of social policy at LSE. Other members will include Patrick Lewis, partners' counsellor at John Lewis; Jo Prithcard, joint managing director at Central Surrey Health; Ed Mayo, secretary general at Co-operatives UK; Patrick Burns, executive director at Employee Ownership Association and Peter Marsh, academic director of enterprise at the University of Sheffield.

Mike Crossley

Mike Crossley appointed fundraising director at The Blue Cross
Animal charity The Blue Cross has appointed Mike Crossley as its director of fundraising. He will be responsible for the charity's income generation as well as the development of new fundraising strategy. Crossley has over 25 years' experience in marketing across sectors. Prior to joining The Blue Cross he was director of marketing at PDSA.


Elizabeth Titley is Brainwave's new development manager
Former corporate fundraiser, Elizabeth Titley, has been appointed as development manager at the north west children's charity Brainwave. Titley joins from Henshaws Society for the Blind. She has extensive experience in corporate fundraising, major donors and trusts.

Nick Harvey

Nick Harvey, Seafarers UK's new communications and campaigns manager
Nick Harvey has been appointed the new communications and campaigns manager at Seafarers UK, a charity for the maritime community. Harvey will be responsible for the coordination of Seafarers Awareness Week, taking place between 6 and 12 June 2011. He has over 30 years' experience in marketing communications and has previously worked on campaigns such as Silver Surfers Day and National Bike Week.

Caroline Beaumont is Reach Volunteering's new director of services and business development
Caroline Beaumont has been appointed by Reach Volunteering to the new position of director of services and business development. Previously she was the deputy head of corporate development at Action for Children. She will be responsible for expanding Reach's services to increase the impact of skilled volunteering on the voluntary sector.

Impetus Trust appoints Julia Grant as portfolio director
Julia Grant has been appointed the portfolio director of Impetus Trust where she will handle all Impetus's charity investment activities. Grant has 15 years' experience in the commercial sector and over six years at the National Gardens Scheme. She has an MBA from London Business School and an MA from Oxford University.

Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson joins PKF as audit partner
Karen Thompson has joined the PKF as an audit partner in the firm's national charity team. For the past five years she has been the director of resources and chief operating officer at FARM-Africa where she had the global responsibility for the charity's finance IT and HR function. Thompson's career began at Deloitte where she worked for 12 years in various roles before becoming a director in the firm's Audit and Assurance Department. From there Karen joined War on Want as director of Finance and IT before moving to FARM-Africa.

Alan Bird

Alan Bird is the new general manager at Clayton Burnett
Alan Bird has been appointed as the general manager of Clayton Burnett, a consultancy, coaching and creativity company. Bird will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation, including looking after sales, new business developments and account management.

ESSEC launches a new Philanthropy Chair
ESSEC Business School in France has endowed a new Philanthropy Chair, with the aim of deepening the school's understanding of philanthropy and how it is practised by individuals and institutions in France and Europe. The chair was established by ESSEC with support from private bank, BNP Paribas Wealth Management, and initial funding will come from the Fondation de France, the firm KPMG, and three individual co-founders, Jérôme Kohler, Jean-Pierre Scotti and Antoine Vaccaro.

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