The Small Charities Coalition has appointed Angela Style as its interim chief executive, it announced this morning.
Style, who was previously the director of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, takes up the role today and is expected to lead the SCC for the next six months.
She takes up the reins at the umbrella bodies for small charities after the departure of the previous chief executive Mandy Johnson in September.
It is understood that there were tensions between Johnson and the SCC's board after she took part in a Third Sector article and photoshoot celebrating the number of women leading charity sector representative bodies, but then tweeted that she regretted taking part after some in the sector criticised the piece for its lack of diversity. Johnson also asked for her contribution and photo to be removed from the feature.
Style said: "It is a privilege to be supporting the team at the Small Charities Coalition.
"Small charities are vital to civil society and we know that they are facing increasing demand from people with increasingly complex problems.
"I have admired the organisation both as a member and supporter, in particular its work speaking up for charities that might not be able to make so much noise alone. I look forward to working with the team in the coming months to develop and bolster our offering to small charities."
Before taking up the role at the MMHA in 2017, Styles worked as an independent consultant and had previously been the head of campaigns and volunteer development at Diabetes UK.
Julia Kaufmann, chair of the SCC, said: "The trustees are delighted to welcome Angela, who will provide organisational leadership and support to our small but dynamic team."