Adams joins the youth development charity after spending two years as head of communications at the Healthcare Commission, where she was also part of the team responsible for establishing the organisation. She began her voluntary sector career running Unicef's media centre before joining Imperial Cancer Research as head of communications in 1998. She took up the same role at the Health Development Agency in 2000.
Adams said: "I want to show businesses that Raleigh has the potential to accelerate leadership development for younger employees and help them develop the skills they need to become the leaders of tomorrow."
Rob Owen has taken up the post of chief executive at St Giles Trust, the charity for vulnerable people. He previously worked for asset-management company Schroders in London, New York and Tokyo.
Lesley Murphy is the new chief executive of Harris HospisCare. She joins from East Cheshire Hospice, where she spent a year as chief executive. She is also vice chair of the Acevo Health and Social Care special interest group.
Hugo Tagholm has taken on the new role of fundraising manager at Stop Climate Chaos. He joins from PiggyBankKids, the charity for vulnerable children, where he was programme director for five years.
Elisabeth Biache has been appointed marketing director at Leukaemia Care. She previously worked in marketing and fundraising roles at Crisis.
Steve Bloomfield has joined East Anglia Children's Hospices in the newly created role of marketing and communications manager. He joins from the eating disorders charity Beat, where he was media and information manager for the past eight years.
Sarah Trivedi McKay has been appointed marketing manager at Harvest Help, which runs projects in Africa to improve the lives of people in rural communities. She joins from the Environment Agency in Shrewsbury, where she was external relations officer for the Upper Severn area.
Jonathan Ellis has been appointed director of public policy and parliamentary affairs at Help the Hospices. He was formerly senior policy manager, health and social care at Help the Aged, where he worked for more than eight years.
Rosey Foster is the new chair of Contact a Family, the charity for families with disabled children. She was formerly chief executive of the Institute of Healthcare Management.
Anthony Cann, retired former senior partner of law firm Linklaters, has been appointed chairman of Changing Faces, the national charity supporting people with disfigurements.
Alexandra Rose Day, the fundraising charity for local charities in England and Wales, has appointed three new trustees: Angela Anderson is managing director of Angle Solutions, a reputation management consultancy in Liverpool; March Hancock is chairman of the Pelican Buying Group; and Michael Morris is human resources director at the Southbank Centre in London.