Anti-poverty charity names next leader

Christians against Poverty (CAP) has appointed Stewart McCullock as its next chief executive.

He is moving from another Christian charity Stewardship where he held the same role for the last five years.

McCulloch joins CAP at the beginning of 2024 and takes over from interim CEO, Lisa Pearce, who will return to her role as the charity’s deputy chair.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to be welcoming Stewart to the CAP family,” said CAP chair Roger Hattam.

“Stewart’s wealth of experience across church networks, finance and organisational development will be an important asset to CAP as we seek to grow our impact.”

While at Stewardship, he led the charity’s through its purchase of Kingdom Bank in 2020.

He is also a former global insurance director of World Vision’s VisionFund International.

Stewardship chair Chris Gillies said: “Stewardship and CAP have long enjoyed a close working partnership built on the natural synergies between us as two of the larger UK charities engaged in faith and finance.

“We look forward to strengthening that relationship further as Stewart joins CAP as CEO.”

McCullock said: “I join CAP excited that projects are already underway to scale and deliver new services to those most in need and realise ambitions to increase advocacy and church engagement programmes.

“I am looking forward to working with the senior leadership team on shaping and delivering CAP’s organisational priorities, and advancing CAP’s vision for a society where thriving churches are equipped to free those trapped by debt or poverty and so transform lives.

“The last five years at Stewardship have been the highlight of my career so far and the strong partnership we’ve formed with CAP is a particular high point in that period.”

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