Movers: Frances Lang appointed chief executive of Variety, the Children's Charity

Plus: Shelly Thake given Addenbrooke's role after interim period; Olivia Curno moves to chief's post at Greater London Fund for the Blind and more

Frances Lang
Frances Lang

Variety, the Children’s Charity, has appointed Frances Lang as chief executive. Lang, who will take up the role in September, was previously interim chief executive at the Media Trust.

Shelly Thake, interim chief executive for the past year at Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, which supports innovation in patient care at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been given the role on a permanent basis.

Olivia Curno, director of fundraising at the children’s mental health charity Place2Be, has been appointed chief executive of the Greater London Fund for the Blind.

Alessio di Capua has been appointed director of philanthropy at the Eden Project. He joins from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he was executive director of the Kew Foundation America.

Music in Hospitals & Care, which provides interactive live music sessions for people receiving care or treatment for illnesses or disabilities, has appointed Barbara Osborne as chief executive. She was director of income generation and marketing at Myeloma UK

Noel Cramer has been appointed director of supporter engagement at Acorns Children’s Hospice. He will join in October from St George’s Hospital Charity, where he is director of fundraising and marketing.

Stewardship, a charity that promotes tax-effective giving, has appointed Stewart McCulloch as chief executive. He will join on 1 August from the position of global insurance director at VisionFund, the micro-finance operation of the development charity World Vision.

Clic Sargent, which supports young cancer patients and their families, has appointed Helen McShane as director of services. She has worked in the charity’s services teams since 2008 and was interim director of services from December until last month, when she was given the role on a permanent basis.

The Jo Cox Foundation, the charity set up to continue the work of the murdered MP, has appointed Catherine Anderson as chief executive. Anderson, chief of staff to the Conservative MP Rory Stewart, will take up her new role in September.

Adrian Bell has been appointed chief executive of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Bell, who has spent the past eight years in the same role at the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and previously commanded warships in the navy, will take up his new role on 21 September.

The health and social care charity Jewish Care has appointed Adam Overlander-Kaye as director of fundraising and community engagement and Ellisa Estrin as director of marketing, communications and customer engagement.

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