Clinks appoints Anne Fox as chief executive

The director of the Communication Trust will work with and then replace Clive Martin, who was the first employee of the umbrella group for charities that work with offenders

Anne Fox
Anne Fox

Clinks, the umbrella body for charities that work with offenders, has named Anne Fox as its next chief executive.

Fox is director of the Communication Trust, a coalition of more than 50 voluntary organisations that works to support people who help children with their speech, language and communication.

She will join Clinks in mid-October and will work alongside Clive Martin, the outgoing chief executive, until he retires at the end of the year.

Fox said in a statement: "I am very much looking forward to joining Clinks and a sector I much admire. I am really passionate about working collectively and collaboratively to achieve real change for people who need it. I see in the criminal justice voluntary sector a commitment to doing this and a track record for doing it well."

Martin, who was Clinks’ first employee when it was set up in 1997, announced in March that he would be retiring this year.

Earlier this month, he was selected as a finalist for Most Admired Chief Executive in Third Sector’s Britain’s Most Admired Charities awards. The winners will be decided by a vote among chief executives of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. To take part in the voting, which closes on 7 August, chief executives should click here.

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