Kate Lee is appointed chief executive of Clic Sargent

Plus: Kath Abraham, Valerie Waby, David Elliott and Octavia Holland

Kate Lee
Kate Lee

The new chief executive of the children and young people's cancer charity Clic Sargent will take over on 30 November. She has been chief executive of the Warwickshire-based Myton Hospice Group since December 2010.

Breast Cancer Now has appointed Mary Allison as director for Scotland. She was head of strategic planning at sportscotland.

Macmillan Cancer Support has appointed Richard Taylor, chair of the Institute of Fundraising, as interim director of fundraising, marketing and communications.

Kath Abrahams, executive director of fundraising and supporter development at King's College London, will join Diabetes UK in January as executive director of engagement and fundraising.

The International HIV/Aids Alliance has appointed Christine Stegling as executive director. She joins from the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, a care access organisation.

Valerie Waby is to be the new chief executive of the Lincolnshire-based learning disability charity the Linkage Community Trust. She has been the chief executive of the housing association the Acis Group since 2006.

Richard Hawkes has been appointed as the first chief executive of the British Asian Trust, which encourages philanthropy among the British Asian community. Hawkes was chief executive of Scope.

Sue Freeth, director of operations at the Royal British Legion, will become chief executive of the veterans mental health charity Combat Stress in January.

Trees for Cities has made David Elliott chief executive. He will join in January from the animal charity Brooke, where he is head of Asia, Latin America and Egypt.

Octavia Holland is the new director of the Communication Trust, a coalition of more than 50 not-for-profit organisations specialising in speech, language and communication. She was director of policy, advice and communication at Gingerbread, which supports single parents.

Contact a Family, which supports families with disabled children, has made two appointments. Gethyn Williams, head of partnerships at the Olympic and Paralympic volunteering legacy charity Join In, has been made director of development and engagement. Anne Brook has been promoted to director of family support.

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