Matthew Patten, chief executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London since 2012, has said he will step down at the end of August.
Joseph Howes, executive director of fundraising, development and communications at the homelessness charity Depaul UK, has been appointed chief executive of the grant-maker Buttle UK. Howes will succeed Gerri McAndrew, who steps down in September.
Catherine Deakin, head of corporate fundraising at the baby charity Tommy’s, has been appointed director of fundraising and communications at Changing Faces, which supports people with facial disfigurement.
The human rights organisation Freedom from Torture has appointed Steve Crawshaw as director of policy and advocacy. He has spent the past eight years working for Amnesty International, including directing its international advocacy programme and latterly working in the office of the secretary-general.
David Burrell has joined Primrose Hospice as chief executive. He was deputy chief operating officer at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Emma Whitcombe, director of philanthropy and partnerships at the MS Society, has been appointed executive director of fundraising at the charity. She takes over from Paul Amadi, who has joined the British Red Cross as chief supporter officer.
Petrina Mayson has been appointed chief executive of Action in rural Sussex, which supports people in rural areas who are at risk of isolation and/or disadvantage. Mayson, who will join at the end of July from the employment charity Now! Charity Group, succeeds Jeremy Leggett, who is standing down after 29 years in the role.
LoveBrum, a charity that supports local people and business to improve the city of Birmingham, has appointed Paul Mitchell as executive director. He was operations director and deputy chief executive for the UK and Commonwealth at the drowning prevention charity the Royal Life Saving Society UK.
The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, which operates 17 grant-making trusts set up by members of the Sainsbury family, has appointed Robert Bell as director. Bell, director of the London Emergencies Trust, succeeds Alan Bookbinder, who is becoming master of Downing College at the University of Cambridge.