Interim head for Children in Need

Helen Warrell

BBC Children in Need has appointed an interim chief executive after Sally Deighan announced she would be leaving after two years in the post.

David Ramsden moves from his role as chief operating officer at the charity to take the helm. In his new role, he will oversee all operations, including the BBC Children in Need Appeal on 17 November.

"The last three appeals we have had were the most important in the charity's history," Ramsden said. "My aim is to build on that platform and improve our ability to have a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged children in the UK."

When asked why Deighan was leaving, the charity said she had not yet confirmed her future plans. The charity hopes to announce a new permanent chief executive next year.

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