Beccy Speight joins Woodland Trust as chief executive

Plus Claire Henry, Steve Robinson, Ann-Mari Freebairn, Deborah Easlick, Amanda Batten

Beccy Speight
Beccy Speight

The Woodland Trust has made Speight its chief executive. She was director for the midlands at the National Trust.

The National Council for Palliative Care has appointed Claire Henry as chief executive. She will join in March from NHS Improving Quality, where she is head of programmes for long-term conditions and end-of-life care.

Steve Robinson has been appointed chief executive of the older people's charity the Beth Johnson Foundation. He was interim head of Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea.

SSAFA, the military families charity, has appointed Ann-Mari Freebairn (right) as director of marketing and communications and Deborah Easlick as interim director of fundraising. Freebairn was head of communications at the RAF Benevolent Fund and Easlick was associate director of fundraising at the University of Cambridge.

Amanda Batten will in May become the new chief executive of the disability charity Contact A Family. She is currently director of external affairs at the National Autistic Society.

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