She started her career in the private sector and worked for Royal Insurance and the Bradford & Bingley in the field of insurance.
After a career break, she was appointed the chair of an NHS Primary Care Trust, providing health services in East Sussex with an income of £160m.
“Beryl is an excellent appointment and we are pleased to welcome her to the commission,” said David Locke, executive director of charity services. “She brings a good understanding of charities as well as strong experience of governance in the private, public and charitable sectors.”
Hobson added: “I am delighted to be joining the Charity Commission at such an exciting time. I am looking forward to working with my team in the large charities division to develop even further the service we provide to large charities and to help them carry out their vital work in society.”
The large charities division manages and delivers the commission’s advice and support services to all charities whose annual incomes exceed £5m, with the exception of those based in Wales.