Movers: Laura Wright to be chief executive at the Postal Museum

Plus: Jeremy Leggett to step down from Action in Rural Sussex; and Carla Owen appointed first chief executive of Animal Free Research UK

Laura Wright
Laura Wright

Laura Wright has been appointed chief executive of the Postal Museum. She will join on 25 June from the same role at Tate Enterprises, the commercial arm of the arts charity.

Jeremy Leggett, chief executive of Action in Rural Sussex, has announced that he will step down in the autumn after 29 years with the charity.

Animal Free Research UK has appointed Carla Owen, former director of development, marketing and communications at Cruelty Free International, as its first chief executive.

Changing Lives, which supports vulnerable and socially excluded people, has appointed Andrew Wilson as chief operating officer and Cherri Blissett as executive director of integration.

Somerset and Avon Rape Crisis has appointed Claire Bloor as chief executive. Bloor, who was executive manager at Marist180, a charity in Sydney, Australia that supports at-risk young people and their families, will succeed Rowan Miller, who is joining the Big Lottery Fund as a funding manager.

Phil Kerry has been appointed chief executive of the New Horizon Youth Centre. He moves from London Youth, where he was the director of programmes and partnerships.

Clare Scherer has been promoted to director at the Royal Navy Royal Marines Children’s Fund. Scherer, who has been assistant director at the charity since 2014, will succeed Monique Bateman, who is retiring after 36 years with the charity.

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