Appointments update June 2018

MS Society appoints new executive director of fundraising

The MS Society has announced that Emma Whitcombe is to take on the role of executive director of fundraising at the charity. She’s previously held fundraising leadership roles at Save the Children and the National Autistic Society.

Emma’s been working at the MS Society since 2014 when she was brought in to develop a new, transformational fundraising campaign to raise money for MS research. To date, it’s raised in excess of £33m.

Action4Youth appoints new operations director

The former director of The Ramblers, Simon Barnett, has joined Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire based charity Action4Youth as its new operations director.

An energetic senior leader with extensive experience of volunteering and programme management in large, complex charities, Barnett has a real passion and enthusiasm for encouraging children and young people to get involved in adventures and activities outside of the classroom.

Motivated by making a difference to the lives of individuals and to wider society, Simon is looking forward to overseeing the Caldecotte Xperience, Action4Youth’s outdoor adventure and education facility, which includes bunk rooms, two yurt villages and facilities for sailing, canoeing, rowing, paddle-boarding, climbing, zorbing, caving, archery and much more.

UK Youth appoints deputy CEO and director of Youth Work

Maddie Dinwoodie has been appointed deputy CEO and director of Youth Work at UK Youth.

Dinwoodie joined UK Youth in 2015 as director of national programmes and has over 14 years’ experience in the charity and youth sectors.

In the role of director of national orogrammes, Dinwoodie transformed UK Youth’s programmatic delivery. Working with corporate partners including Microsoft, Starbucks and Lloyds Banking Group, Dinwoodie broadened UK Youth’s portfolio to better support the changing needs of young people across the UK; helping tens of thousands of young people build vital life skills and engage with employment, volunteering or training through UK Youth’s award-winning skills development programmes.

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