Michael O'Toole leaves Cabinet Office to become chief executive of Mentor

Plus: Ian Lush, Amanda Butcher, Lindsey Horsfield and Charles Newitt

Michael O'Toole
Michael O'Toole

The first Crown Representative for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector is to leave the Cabinet Office after two years to join the drug and alcohol charity Mentor, which works to protect children and young people from the harm caused by drugs and alcohol. O'Toole will join the charity as its chief executive in October.

Ian Lush has been appointed chief executive of the Imperial College Healthcare Charity and will join in December. The charity raises money for the five hospitals of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in west and north-west London.

Former RAF wing commander Amanda Butcher has been appointed as director of and secretary to the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. She joined as interim director in August.

Street League has appointed Lindsey Horsfield as managing director of its new social enterprise, which will use sport to help more unemployed young women get into work and training. She joins from the Homeless Football Association.

London's Air Ambulance has announced that Charles Newitt will be its first chief operating officer. He will have operational responsibility for service delivery and will help to execute the charity's operational strategy.

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