Advertising industry charity to launch search for a new chief executive

Diana Tickell is stepping down as chief executive of advertising industry charity NABS after seven years in the role.

The charity, which supports those working in the advertising and media industry, will launch a recruitment drive to find her replacement soon.

Tickell is leaving at the end of March 2022 to step back from full time work and continue working as a volunteer for good causes.

During her time at the charity she has developed its strategy around mental health, an initiative to support working parents as well as campaigned against sexual harassment.

“Diana has provided superb leadership to NABS since she joined, setting a new vision and strategy for the charity and growing its funding, reach and impact,” said the charity’s chair Simon Daglish.

“She leaves NABS in great shape with ambitious plans to continue to support our industry. We will all miss her professionally and personally.”

Tickell added: “I have loved my time at NABS, leading the team in providing heartfelt support to the industry that I have worked in nearly all my career.

“I would like to thank the NABS team, Trustees and all our brilliant supporters, many of whom have become friends, for their support. I know that NABS can rely on them into the future.”

NABS lost nearly £1.6m in income amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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