Mandy Johnson appointed chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition

She will join in August from the charity consultancy Second Gift

Mandy Johnson
Mandy Johnson

The Small Charities Coalition has appointed Mandy Johnson as its new chief executive.

Johnson, who has held roles at Change.org, Cancer Research UK, Marie Curie and the National Childbirth Trust, will start her new job in August.

She will replace John Barrett, who is due to leave in July after 10 years at the SCC, including three as chief executive.

According to her LinkedIn page, Johnson is currently chief executive of the charity consultancy firm Second Gift and was the UK director of partnerships at Change.org from August 2013 to November 2016.

She was previously senior new business manager at Cancer Research UK from April 2011, and spent a year and four months as a corporate development manager at Marie Curie and eight months at the National Childbirth Trust as a supporter relations officer.

She has also held roles at Deloitte LLP and NatWest bank.

She holds voluntary roles at War on Want, Mind in Mid Herts, Charity Women and the Institute of Fundraising South East and London.

In a statement, Johnson said: "The charity sector is presented with increasing challenges, including government cutbacks, political uncertainty and social need. Small charities are often at the forefront of action. While the role of small charities is as important as ever, they face increased regulation, ongoing media scrutiny and a challenging economic environment.

"Small charities need an umbrella organisation that can enable them to fight their corner, offer a reassuring hand and provide opportunities to face obstacles with a united voice. I am delighted and privileged to be given the opportunity to build on strong foundations established by John Barrett, and the team at SCC as we embrace these challenges together."

She later said on Twitter:

Julia Kaufmann, chair of the SCC, said: "We are delighted to welcome Mandy Johnson to her new role as our chief executive. This is an exciting time for the charity as we enter into a new strategic review period, positioning us to respond to existing and future challenges for small charities. We are pleased Mandy will be joining us to lead this work, and are looking forward to the future under her leadership."

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