British Red Cross appoints Mike Adamson as chief executive

Plus: Mark Winstanley, Simon Hopkins, Dianne Flatt, Fiona Duncan and Nigel McCune

Mike Adamson
Mike Adamson

The British Red Cross has appointed Adamson as chief executive on a permanent basis. He became acting chief executive in April when Sir Nick Young stepped down after 13 years. Adamson has worked for the charity for 15 years, most recently as managing director of operations.

Mark Winstanley has been appointed chief executive at Rethink Mental Illness after acting up in the post for the past six months. He has been at the charity since 1986, holding a number of leadership roles including director of corporate affairs, HR director and deputy chief executive.

Simon Hopkins has been promoted to chief executive at Elizabeth Finn Care. He has been the financial support charity's group financial director and, since September 2013, deputy chief executive.

The Sweetpea Charitable Trust has appointed Dianne Flatt as its first chief executive. Flatt was director of fundraising at Epilepsy Action.

The Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has appointed Fiona Duncan as chief executive. She joined the foundation as deputy chief executive in 2013.

Nigel McCune has been appointed chief executive of Stagetext, a charity that provides captioning and live subtitles for arts and cultural events. He joins from the Centre for Creative Collaboration at the University of London.

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