Criminal justice charity PR chief takes top job at Agenda

Women and girls charity Agenda has appointed Spark Inside's head of communications Indy Cross as its next chief executive.

Cross joins Agenda at the end of January from Spark Inside, which supports the rehabilitation of prisoners.

At Agenda she replaces Jemima Olchawski, who has been appointed chief executive of the Fawcett Society. Olchawski had previously been at Fawcett, as its head of policy and insight between 2015 and 2018.

Consultant Tracey Fletcher has been appointed as interim chief executive of Agenda until Cross joins.

“I am thrilled to be joining Agenda at a time when the foundation and reputation is so strong: yet we are still young,” said Cross.

“With a team of impressive women alongside me. I am excited to be part of what our campaigns and projects will do for - and with – women and girls at risk.”

Spark Inside said the charity is “incredibly proud” of Cross for her appointment to the top role at Agenda.

Agenda was launched in 2015 to advocate for change for women and girls and to promote equality and tackle issues such as poverty and violence.

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