Children’s charity Barnardo’s has appointed Wendy Becker as its new chair of the board of trustees.
She will take over as the chair of trustees in May and replace Tony Cohen, who is retiring after over six years on the board, more than four of which he has served as chair.
Becker joins the charity after a long career in international business and the charity sector. She has served as deputy chair of Cancer Research UK, as trustee of The Prince’s Trust and she is also non-executive director of NHS England.
Her business leadership roles include chief executive of fashion house Jack Wills, group marketing officer on Vodafone’s global executive committee and managing director of TalkTalk Residential. She was also a partner at international management consulting firm McKinsey & Co for 15 years, based in San Francisco and London.
Becker was also featured in the Financial Times list of the Top 50 Women to Watch in International Business, and was this year a finalist in the 2018 Sunday Times Non-Executive Director of the Year (Not for Profit\Public Sector).