Richard Hawkes has been appointed the new chief executive
of disability charity Scope. Hawkes, who succeeds Jon Sparkes,
will join the organisation in early January.
Hawkes is currently International Programmes director at
VSO with responsibility for VSO’s programmes in more
than 40 countries across the world.
Prior to that, he was the founding director of Sense International,
an international NGO working throughout the world to support
Alice Maynard, chair of Scope, said: “Richard’s
appointment is great news for Scope. We have an ambitious
agenda for change and development over the next few years
which will benefit enormously from his leadership experience
across the sector and his strong personal commitment to
the rights of disabled people and their families.”
Richard Hawkes said: "Over the last three years Scope
has undergone a significant transformation and I am looking
forward to continuing the development of innovative services
and influential campaigns which are led and shaped by the
rights, needs and opinions of disabled people."