Movers: Nick Moberly appointed chief at the MS Society

Plus: new chief executive at Deafblind UK, the British Heart Foundation welcomes a new associate medical director, Francine Bates to leave the Lullaby Trust and more

Nick Moberly
Nick Moberly

The MS Society has appointed Nick Moberly as chief executive. Moberly, who will join in January from the same position at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, takes over from Michelle Mitchell, who leaves at the end of October to take up the top job at Cancer Research UK.

Deafblind UK, which supports people with hearing and sight loss, has appointed Steve Conway as chief executive. He joins from the same position at the veterans charity Erskine.

Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan has joined the British Heart Foundation as associate medical director. She will continue to be a clinical senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and an honorary consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, alongside her new position, which will take up three days a week.

Francine Bates, chief executive of the suddent infant death charity the Lullaby Trust, is to step down at the end of the year after seven years in the role. She has decided to reduce her work commitments in order to focus on a portfolio career, a statement from the charity said.

The working class leadership charity Reclaim has appointed Roger Harding as chief executive. Harding, a former director of campaigns and communications at the housing charity Shelter, has been running his own strategy consultancy. Reclaim has also appointed Becky Bainbridge, associate director at Ambition School Leadership, as director of programmes, and promoted Chris Clarke to director of business development.

Kenneth Foreman, senior sporting events and partnerships manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, has been appointed as the first head of charities at London Marathon Events, the not-for-profit body that gifts its annual surplus to the London Marathon Charitable Trust. Foreman was among those identified as one of the best up-and-coming fundraisers in the sector by Third Sector’s Fundraisers: The New Generation awards last year.

The housing charity Scottish Veterans Residences has welcomed Martin Nadin as chief executive. He was a project manager in the NHS after a long career in the Army.

Carer Support Wiltshire has appointed Judy Walker as chief executive. Walker, who will take up the new role on 1 November, was chief executive of Age Concern Hampshire.

Community Foster Care, which provides foster care placements for children in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, has appointed Christina Saltmarsh as a child psychotherapist.

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