Movers: Helen Walker appointed chief executive of Carers UK

Plus: New chiefs for St Joseph's Hospice, the League Against Cruel Sports, Big Issue Invest and more

Helen Walker
Helen Walker

Helen Walker, chief executive of the volunteering charity TimeBank, has been appointed chief executive of the membership charity Carers UK. She will take over on 3 December from Heléna Herklots, who has stepped down after almost seven years to become the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.

The children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Chase has appointed Nigel Harding as chief executive. He has joined from the same role at St Joseph’s Hospice.

The League Against Cruel Sports has appointed Andy Knott as chief executive. He has been the animal welfare charity’s interim managing director since January.

Danyal Sattar, head of social investment at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has been appointed chief executive of the social investor Big Issue Invest. He will take up his new role on 3 December.

The youth charity YHA (England and Wales) has appointed Anita Kerwin-Nye as director of strategy and engagement. Kerwin-Nye has been working as a consultant and on the Every Child Should campaign, which she founded. The campaign aims to ensure that all children can access a rounded set of experiences before they are 18.

Alicia Chivers has been appointed chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. She will join in November from the same position at the RAF Central Fund, which supports RAF personnel.

Cockpit Arts has appointed Annie Warburton as chief executive. She will join in November from the Crafts Council, where she is creative director.

The medical research charity LifeArc has appointed Melanie Lee as chief executive. Lee, who will join on 1 November from the position of chief scientific officer at the healthcare company BTG, will succeed Dave Tapolczay, who is retiring after 11 years in the role.

Madani Younis will in January join the Southbank Centre as creative director. Younis has been artistic director and chief executive of the Bush Theatre in London since 2012.

Anna-Clare Temple, chief executive of Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, has been appointed to the same role at Step Together, which helps people who face social exclusion to volunteer.

Golden Lane Housing, the social housing provider set up by the learning disability charity Mencap, has promoted John Verge from head of development to director.

The London Transport Museum has welcomed Elizabeth McKay as chief operating officer. She was chief learning officer at Historic Royal Palaces.

Graeme Hodge has been promoted to chief executive of the Methodist relief and development fund All We Can. Hodge, who is deputy chief executive, will take up the new role in December.

The Gloucestershire-based deaf charity GDA has appointed Sharon Bryant as chief executive. She will join in November from the disability charity Sense, where she is operations manager (south).

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