Movers: Kate Collins takes top job at Teenage Cancer Trust

Plus: Helen England to join Livability as chief executive, Alison Wallace appointed chief at SOS Children's Villages UK, and Eloise Appleby is the new boss at the Grange Centre

Kate Collins
Kate Collins

Kate Collins has been promoted to chief executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Collins, who joined the charity in 2009 as head of regional fundraising, has been its director of fundraising and marketing since 2013.

The disability charity Livability has appointed Helen England as its next chief executive. She will join the charity on 10 April from Devon Partnership NHS Trust, where she is director of strategy, organisational development and workforce. England will succeed Dave Webber, who is retiring after six years in the role and 15 with the charity.

Alison Wallace has been appointed chief executive of the international children’s charity SOS Children’s Villages UK. Wallace, a former chief executive of the disaster relief charity ShelterBox, most recently held the same role at the European Council on Foreign Relations. 

The Grange Centre for people with learning disabilities has welcomed Eloise Appleby as chief executive. She was assistant director, economy and communities, at Winchester City Council.

The education charity the Anne Frank Trust UK has appointed Tim Robertson as chief executive. Robertson, a consultant who previously spent eight years as chief executive of the Koestler Trust, which uses the arts to support offenders, will take up the new role in June.

Paces, a charity and school that supports children, adults and families with cerebral palsy and motor disorders, has appointed Spencer Pitfield as chief executive. Pitfield has been a trustee of the charity since 2010 and its interim chief executive since July.

Sarah Nancollas, chief executive of the children’s charity Variety, has become chief executive of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

David Woods has joined the children’s healthcare charity the Archie Foundation as chief executive. He previously held the same role at the membership charity Community Resources Network Scotland.

Sonya Sceats has been promoted to chief executive at Freedom from Torture. She was director of policy and advocacy and has been acting chief executive for the past five months.

The economic impact charity Pro Bono Economics has appointed Clare Thorp as director of public affairs and Neil Pratt as chief economist. Thorp was head of media and communications at the older people’s charity Independent Age and Pratt was director of economic analysis at the communications regulator Ofcom.

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