Movers: Gail Scott-Spicer appointed at the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Plus: Nick Moakes and Peter Pereira Gray in new roles at the Wellcome Trust; Lawrence Waterman appointed chair of the British Safety Council; and Martin Baggs and Peter Gerstrom join the board of Thames21

Gail Scott-Spicer
Gail Scott-Spicer

 The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust has appointed Gail Scott-Spicer as its next chief executive.

Scott-Spicer was the chief executive of the Carers Trust, a charity for unpaid carers, between February 2015 and May 2017, and before that was director of marketing and communications at the Scout Association for six years. She is also vice-chair of CharityComms, the membership body for charity communications professionals, and is deputy chair of the Money Advice Trust.

Nick Moakes will replace Danny Truell as chief investment officer at the Wellcome Trust, and has also been appointed as a managing partner. Peter Pereira Gray will also become a managing partner and chief executive officer, investments, at the trust.

Truell will take on a new non-executive position as emeritus partner from 1 October, and cited health reasons for his decision to step down as chief investment officer.

Lawrence Waterman has joined the British Safety Council as its new chairman. Waterman, formerly head of health and safety for the London Olympic Delivery Authority, will replace Lynda Armstrong, who has been chair at the charity for the past seven years.

Commenting on Waterman’s appointment, Armstrong said: "It is an exciting time for the organisation and it will be a wrench to leave, but I can't think of a better person than Lawrence to steer the organisation through the challenges ahead."

Martin Baggs, former chief executive of Thames Water, and Peter Gerstrom, former chief executive of Cory Environmental, have both joined the board of the London waterways charity Thames21.

Michael Hamilton, chairman of Thames21, said: "We are delighted to draw on the huge experience of Martin Baggs and Peter Gerstrom by welcoming them to the charity’s board of trustees. They not only know a great deal about the issues confronting London’s waterways but also have a huge understanding of our work from their previous associations with us. Their knowledge and expertise will be tremendously useful as we set about implementing the many exciting projects in our five-year plan to improve the health of the capital’s waterways." 

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