The National Children’s Bureau has appointed Alison O’Sullivan as its new chair. O’Sullivan is currently a member of the advisory board for the Children’s Commissioner for England, and was president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services in 2015/16. She is also a former co-chair of the government’s expert panel on the mental health needs of children in care.
Motability has appointed five new governors, replacing three who are retiring. Lord Shinkwin, Cheryl Ward, David Hunter, Dr Stephen Duckworth and Professor William Webb have all been added to the board, with Joanna Lewis, Alan Dickinson and Paul Spencer departing.
Sam Orde from the Riding for the Disabled Association will become chair of the Activity Alliance on 11 October. She will replace Charles Reed, who is retiring after seven years in the role.
Buglife has appointed the river ecologist Professor Steve Ormerod as its chair, replacing Mark Felton.
Dan Wolfe has joined the board of The Auckland Project, a charity that promotes the Durham town of Bishop Auckland. Wolfe is currently director of communications and development at Historic Royal Palaces.
A former investment manager at NatWest and Barclays, Sue Papworth, has been appointed as a trustee for Disability Action Yorkshire. Papworth is currently working for Cardale Asset Management.