Appointments update 23 October

• Farm Africa has appointed Nicolas Mounard as its new chief executive.

Mounard is currently the managing director of Twin and Twin Trading. He has experience managing both commercial and not-for-profit organisations, and spent seven years with Alter Eco, France, including four years as CEO.

Current chief executive Nigel Harris leaves this month, and Mounard takes up his new role from 22 February.

• Hospice UK has appointed Tracey Bleakley as its new chief executive.

• Birmingham-based charity Rainy Day Trust has appointed Bryan Clover as its first CEO

Clover joins from Turn2us where he was most recently director of transformational planning.

The Rainy Day Trust is a home enhancement benevolent society. The trust offers services to retail and supplier employees ranging from regular cash payments to white goods and house repairs.

• Disability charity Scope has announced Mark Atkinson as its new chief executive.

• Trees for Cities has appointed David Elliott as chief executive.

• Catherine Foot has joined the Centre for Ageing Better in the newly created role of director of evidence.

Foot joins from The King’s Fund, where she was assistant policy director. Previously, she has been programme director of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership, and head of policy at Cancer Research UK.

The charity said establishing the position is a sign of its commitment to applying an evidence-based approach to the challenges and opportunities facing the ageing society.

• Victim Support has appointed Paul Woodmancy as its new director of human resources.

Woodmancy has worked in numerous organisations at director level, in both an interim and permanent capacity. Recently roles have included consultancy at global management consultancy The Hay Group, and acting interim HR director at welfare to work training provider Avanta.

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