Positivity reigns on social media as Karl Wilding is appointed chief of NCVO

But a small number of people question the rationale behind appointing a white male

The voluntary sector has given a positive reaction on social media to the appointment of Karl Wilding as the next chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Wilding, director of public policy and volunteering at the umbrella organisation, was announced yesterday as the successor to Sir Stuart Etherington, who is stepping down after 25 years in the role.

The announcement of his appointment gave rise to a flood of congratulatory messages on Twitter, including from the heads of other major voluntary sector bodies and a warm endorsement from Etherington himself.

But a small minority of users questioned why a candidate from a more diverse background was not chosen.


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