• National audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has appointed Richard Evans as Partner to lead its non profit risk and assurance services.
Evans joins from a 'Big Four' firm where he specialised in internal audit, governance, risk and fraud investigation. He was also involved in high-profile and sensitive governance assignments in the non profit and wider public sector.
• The former Permanent Secretary of the Scottish Government, Sir John Elvidge, has taken on the role as chair of Dunfermline-based philanthropic organisation, the Carnegie UK Trust.
Sir John was appointed as a Carnegie Fellow on the Trust’s ‘Enabling State’ project in the summer of 2012 and has led the trust’s work in this area. He became a trustee of the Carnegie UK Trust in May 2014.
• National land management charity the Land Trust has appointed three new trustees.
Patrick Aylmer is a Chartered Accountant, with 20 years' experience of investment banking and mergers and acquisitions. He currently runs the property finance business of Fox Investments and was previously Investment Director of a FTSE-100 company. Aylmer is a Council Member of the National Army Museum and a trustee of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Janet Haddock-Fraser has had an academic career and brings experience in university management, biodiversity and the environment. She is currently Professor of Sustainability and Leadership at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Anthony Bickmore is a Chartered Surveyor. He was director of urban estates for The Crown Estate and then head of property for Transport for London. He is currently working in the in the Cabinet Office, as commercial director in the Shadow Government Property Agency.
• Comic Relief has appointed Ruth Ruderham as its new grants director.
Ruderham brings 15 years of experience of leadership roles in the charity sector. Comic Relief said she has been instrumental in transforming some of the UK’s best known charities, including Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth and the Princes Trust International. Ruderham also helped build up one of the UK’s largest ever start up charities, Canal & River Trust.
• Youth Access, the national advice and counselling network, has appointed James Kenrick as its new chief executive.
Currently head of policy and development at the charity, Kenrick takes over from Barbara Rayment on her retirement in September.