Movers: Sarah Webb takes over as chief executive of Wooden Spoon

Plus: Allan Farmer becomes head of place at the Corra Foundation; George O'Neill made chief executive of the Cardinal Hume Centre; and Norbert Lieckfeldt leaves top job at British Stammering Association

Sarah Webb
Sarah Webb

Wooden Spoon, which uses rugby to support children, has promoted Sarah Webb to chief executive. Webb, who joined Wooden Spoon in 2015 as director of fundraising and marketing, will be the charity’s first female chief executive in its 35-year history.

Allan Farmer has been appointed as head of place at the grant-maker the Corra Foundation, previously the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland. Farmer will join next week from the arts charity Whale Arts, where he has been director since January 2014.

George O’Neill has been appointed chief executive of the Cardinal Hume Centre, which supports homeless or badly housed young people or families. He will join in July from L’Arche London, which provides housing and support to adults with learning disabilities, where he is director and community leader.

Norbert Lieckfeldt is to stand down as chief executive of the British Stammering Association after 18 years in the role. He first joined the charity as a volunteer 25 years ago.

Goalball UK, the charity that is the governing body for the sport for blind and visually impaired people, has appointed Steve Cox as workforce development officer. He previously worked in club sport development at the University of Sheffield.

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust, a charity that supports the planning, development and sustainable management of green spaces, has appointed Deryck Irving as head of strategic development. He joins from greenspace scotland where he was programme manager, and replaces Sue Evans, who is retiring.

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