The charitable think tank and consultancy NPC has appointed Vaughan Lindsay as chair.
Lindsay, who will take up the role in the new year, will succeed Richard Atterbury, who has been in the position since 2012.
Lindsay has held roles in both the charity and private sectors, and most recently was executive director at the impact investment firm LeapFrog Labs, which focuses on support for low-income consumers in Asia and Africa.
Lindsay said in a statement: "I’m delighted to be joining NPC. I think the sector need the independent voice and thinking that NPC provides, and I’m excited to be joining an organisation that clearly has a huge amount of impact across the sector.
"In some ways, though, it has only just got started. There is much more than can be achieved and needs to be achieved for the sector to deliver the impact it needs to have, to solve some of the intractable issues we see in society today."
Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC, said he was "very much looking forward to working with Vaughan as we take NPC forward to its next chapter in trying to help the sector do as much social good as it can".