Movers: David Ramsden joins Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Plus: Matt Leach at Local Trust, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland promotes Barbara Smith and Lauren Seager-Smith moves to Kidscape

David Ramsden
David Ramsden

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has appointed David Ramsden as chief executive. He was the chief executive of BBC Children in Need until he stepped down in the summer. He takes up the new position in December.

Sailors' Society, which supports seafarers and their families, has appointed Adam Stacey as its first director of development. He was the charity's commercial director.

Hospice UK has appointed Sue Wixley as director of communications and campaigns. She will join at the end of the year from the think tank NPC, where she is director of communications.

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has promoted Barbara Smith from managing director to chief executive. She has been interim chief executive since June.

The blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan has appointed two assistant directors in its new engagement division: Katie Begg for awareness and influencing and Alix Wooding for fundraising.

Ken Caldwell has been appointed the first executive director of WaterAid international. Caldwell, who will take up the post in January, has been running a consultancy for NGOs.

Matt Leach has been appointed chief executive of Local Trust, which enables residents to create lasting change in their communities. He will join in 2017 from the housing charity Hact.

The Heart of England Forest has appointed Beth Brook as its first chief executive. She joins from the same role at Fair Train, which supports workforce development through work experience.

Dorcas Erskine has been appointed director of policy, advocacy and programmes at ActionAid UK. She joins from the International Rescue Committee, where she was responsible for its women's rights response to the refugee crisis in Europe and Asia.

Safer Wales, which provides support to people who experience domestic abuse, hate crime or harassment, has promoted Bernie Bowen-Thomson to joint chief executive. She has been deputy chief executive for eight years and will share the top job with Barbara Natasegara, who is reducing her working hours.

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