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