Blake has been appointed the new head of individual giving
of medical research charity Deafness Research UK, the country's
leading charity in the field of hearing research and the only
national charity dedicated to finding cures for deafness,
tinnitus and other hearing problems.
The post has been created to maximise Deafness Research
UK's future revenues from individual donations and legacies.
Blake was previously with the Motor Neurone Disease Association
where he was the head of supporter development overseeing
direct marketing, legacies, tribute funds and membership.
Prior to that, he worked at the Parkinsons's Disease Society,
the Notting Hill Housing Trust, and Sense.
This latest senior appointment at Deafness Research UK
comes shortly after the appointment of Ruwan Perera to the
new position of director of development.
John Blake will work closely with Ruwan and the charity's
CEO, Vivienne Michael, forming the new senior management
team who will collectively map out the strategic direction
of the charity for the coming months and years.