Hospital charity appoints fundraising and branding expert as CEO

The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity has appointed a branding and fundraising expert as its next chief executive.

Richard Bowyer takes the lead at the charity this month replacing Gill Raikes, who has retired.

He was previously Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity director of marketing and public fundraising, heading its digital engagement, individual giving, community fundraising and innovation.

His prior roles also include head of global brand strategy for BT, where he developed its marketing strategy around the London 2012 Olympics.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity at a time when the NHS has never been more needed, and the support of its charities has never been more vital,” said Bowyer.

Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity chair Richard Hunting added: “Richard is taking over at a crucial time, where NHS charities are needed more than ever to support our hard-working NHS staff in the fight against Covid-19.

"I’m sure Richard will be a huge help in raising funds via property, investments and fundraising for our hospitals at this challenging time.”

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