Mark Smith is appointed chief executive of Naomi House & Jacksplace

Plus: Anna Dixon, Maxine Smeaton, Jon Spiers and Amanda Fletcher

Mark Smith
Mark Smith

Mark Smith has been appointed chief executive of Naomi House & Jacksplace, the hospice charity for children and young adults. He was its chief operating officer.

The Centre for Ageing Better has appointed Anna Dixon as its chief executive. She is chief analyst and director of strategy at the Department of Health and will move later this year.

The Blond McIndoe Research Foundation, which researches treatments for burns and soft-tissue injuries, has appointed Maxine Smeaton as chief executive. She was director of corporate communications at the US law firm Douglas Elliman.

Kate Allen has been appointed chief executive of the autism charity the Kingwood Trust. She was its chief operating officer.

The St Loye's Foundation, which supports disabled and disadvantaged people, has appointed Eilis Rainsford as its chief executive. She will lead a newly formed group structure including the mental health charity Community Care Trust (South West), of which she will also remain chief executive.

Jon Spiers has been appointed chief executive at the autism research charity Autistica. He moves from Just Health Communications, where he was head of public affairs.

The Forgiveness Project, a conflict resolution charity, has appointed Tim Mungeam as executive director. He will move from Springboard for Children, where he is chief executive.

Chris Bartlett has been made national director of operations for Migrant Help. His career previously took him to the Royal Hong Kong Police and HM Prison Service, where he was a senior prison governor.

APT Action on Poverty has promoted Alex Daniels from programme development manager to chief executive.

Jan Teo will become chief executive of Birmingham Royal Ballet in September. She moves from the role of chief operating officer for Deutsche Bank's European service centres.

Friends of the Elderly has appointed Amanda Fletcher as its senior media officer. She most recently worked as senior client director for the public relations company Fire PR.

Jamie Strachan has joined the Sweetpea Charitable Trust, which supports vulnerable children, as its first trust and corporate fundraiser.

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