Ian Green, chief executive of Kingston and Wimbledon YMCA, beat six other applicants to land the role on an initial six-month contract. He succeeds Angela Sarkis, who was given a pay-off to leave YMCA England earlier this year. Chair David Bedford resigned only days later when facing a vote of no confidence from some of the trustees (Third Sector, 16 April).
Green will take up the position later this month on a part-time basis. He will assume a fuller role in August.
Tim Waldron, chair of YMCA England, said: "Ian offers us a wealth of expertise and understanding of the YMCA that we will draw on as we review our governance and future strategy."