Ruth Ruderham to join Comic Relief, plus other movers

Plus: James Partridge to stand down as chief executive of Changing Faces, new senior appointments at Prostate Cancer UK

Ruth Ruderham
Ruth Ruderham

Ruth Ruderham, director of development at the Prince’s Trust, has been appointed grants director at Comic Relief. Ruderham, who has also held senior positions at the Canal & River Trust and Christian Aid, will take up her new role on 3 July.

Changing Faces, which supports people with a disfigurement, has appointed Becky Hewitt, communications director at Girlguiding UK, as chief executive. She will take over in September from James Partridge, who founded the charity 25 years ago.

Jayne Cooper has been appointed chief executive of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices. She has been the charity’s director of nursing and interim chief executive for the past seven months.

The Bank Workers Charity has appointed John Mallalieu as chief executive. Mallalieu, who is managing director of commercial ventures, health and employment at the social care charity Turning Point, will take over in June from Fred Payne, who is retiring after 15 years with the charity.

The men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK has appointed George Ruiz as director of resources and Tracey Pritchard as director of engagement. Ruiz was director of finance and corporate service at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Pritchard joins from a similar role at Friends of the Earth.

The International Maritime Rescue Federation has appointed Theresa Crossley as chief executive. She will join in October from the position of executive director at the United Kingdom Major Ports Group.

Sarah Thompson is the new chief executive at St Clare Hospice. She was director of fundraising and engagement at St Joseph’s Hospice. 

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