Appointments update 21 April

Written by Matt Ritchie

• SYHA Hostelling Scotland has appointed Lois Marshall to the new role of youth and volunteer engagement manager.

Marshall was most recently Diabetes Scotland’s type 1 engagement lead. She has also worked at Youth Scotland where she ran the Girls on the Move Programme and Youth Leadership Programme.

The new role at SYHA Hostelling Scotland will be responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of a long term plan for SYHA youth and volunteer programmes. The remit of the post also covers the development of youth volunteer involvement, and coordination of the current portfolio of youth and volunteering programmes.

• City Year UK has appointed former Man Group CEO Peter Clarke as its new chair.

Clarke started his career at Slaughter and May in commercial law, before moving into banking. He joined Man Group (then ED&F Man) in 1993. He became CFO in 2000 and CEO in 2007, responsible for running what was then the world’s largest global alternatives business. Since retiring he has undertaken a range of business and charity roles, including chairing the board of The National Teaching Awards.

• Lepra has appointed Geoff Prescott as chief executive.

Prescott previously held the positions of CEO of Ormiston and Families Trust, general director of Médecins Sans Frontières (Holland) and chief executive of Merlin. He began his career in nursing and worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to directly treat people with leprosy and other neglected diseases. Prescott has led operations in emergency health and disaster relief across the world including in Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Afghanistan, Somalia and many others. In the UK, he has helped shape projects to support challenged children and carers, in addition to working as a management consultant.

• Care operator Greensleeves Care has announced three new appointments to its main board.

Des Kelly OBE was the executive director of the National Care Forum from 2003 until his retirement in 2016. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2007 for services to social care. Kelly was also the founder chair of the Care Provider Alliance, is currently chair of the Centre for Policy on Ageing and previously chaired the advisory group of the ‘My Home Life’ culture change programme and the TLAP Quality Forum. He recently served as a commissioner on the Demos review of residential care, and is a director of Skills for Care and the charity the Residential Forum.

Dallas Pounds qualified as a nurse in 1989 and was a specialist in palliative and end of life care before taking on a variety of leadership and management roles in the NHS. She joined the charity sector in 2010, and in 2013 became CEO at the Royal Trinity Hospice in central London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a senior associate of The Royal Society of Medicine.

Kim Davies is currently director of group real estate at Legal & General, where she is responsible for the property strategy and facilities management of the occupied portfolio across the UK. She is also responsible for the management of the business continuity and health & safety frameworks.

• London based women’s charity Advance has announced the appointment of Niki Scordi as CEO and Christine Losecaat MBE as chair.

Scordi brings experience from over 20 years in the commercial sector. She has held senior finance and leadership roles at high-profile brands including LVMH Fashion Group UK and Browns Fashion, and was more recently a board member at domestic violence charity Ashiana.

Losecaat has been a trustee at Advance for four years as chair of the fundraising and business development sub-committee, and vice chair for the last year. She is the CEO of Little Dipper, and specialises in strategic consultancy, creative direction, leadership coaching and project management for organisations working internationally. She is an Emmy award winning producer and in 2016 she was appointed MBE for services to the UK’s creative sector.

• Alistair Burtenshaw has been appointed as the new director of Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village.

Burtenshaw is the current director of Charleston in East Sussex, the former home of Bloomsbury Group artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and Chair of Arvon, the UK’s creative writing charity.

• Grant Thornton UK LLP has promoted Jenny Brown to chief operating officer of its not for profit industry group.

Brown has worked across the not for profit industry group at Grant Thornton for the past 17 years, most recently as head of technical and head of social housing.

• London Transport Museum has announced the appointment of Keith Ludeman as chair of trustees.

Ludeman has held key posts with regional transport authorities in the UK and overseas, and in 1996 joined Go-Ahead – initially as managing director of their London Bus Division and then in 1999 moving across to Go-Ahead’s rail interests.

He was chair of the Association of Train Operating Companies from 2004 to 2005 and joined the board of Go-Ahead in 2004, becoming chief executive in 2006.

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