The Small Charities Coalition has appointed Mandy Johnson as its new chief executive.
She will replace John Barrett, who is due to leave in July after 10 years at the SCC, including three as chief executive.
According to her LinkedIn page, Johnson is currently chief executive of the charity consultancy firm Second Gift and was the UK director of partnerships at Change.org from August 2013 to November 2016.
She was previously senior new business manager at Cancer Research UK from April 2011, and spent a year and four months as a corporate development manager at Marie Curie and eight months at the National Childbirth Trust as a supporter relations officer.
She has also held roles at Deloitte LLP and NatWest bank.
In a statement, Johnson said: "The charity sector is presented with increasing challenges, including government cutbacks, political uncertainty and social need. Small charities are often at the forefront of action. While the role of small charities is as important as ever, they face increased regulation, ongoing media scrutiny and a challenging economic environment.
"Small charities need an umbrella organisation that can enable them to fight their corner, offer a reassuring hand and provide opportunities to face obstacles with a united voice. I am delighted and privileged to be given the opportunity to build on strong foundations established by John Barrett, and the team at SCC as we embrace these challenges together."
She later said on Twitter:
I am delighted beyond belief that I can finally talk about this. I have landed my dream job and can't wait to get started!!! https://t.co/DiTJAoPPrl— Mandy Johnson (@MsMandyJ) May 25, 2017
Julia Kaufmann, chair of the SCC, said: "We are delighted to welcome Mandy Johnson to her new role as our chief executive. This is an exciting time for the charity as we enter into a new strategic review period, positioning us to respond to existing and future challenges for small charities. We are pleased Mandy will be joining us to lead this work, and are looking forward to the future under her leadership."