Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has appointed David Craig as its new chiefexecutive. The 41 year old from Livingston spent eight years as a pressofficer for Stakis/Hilton Group before taking a position with The Anthony NolanTrust. He is also a former trustee and chair of the fundraising committeeof Bliss, the UK charity for premature and sick babies, and during his fiveyears in office helped to establish Bliss Scotland. SCAA is in itsthird year of operation and relies exclusively on donated funds to stay operational. Craig said: “Iam delighted to take up the reins at SCAA and help build on all the good workof the past two years. It’s an exciting time to join the charity as we prepare to upgradeour aircraft allowing us to provide a further enhanced life-saving service.”
Kate Lee is to be the new chief executive of children and young people’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. She willtake up the post from current chief executive Lorraine Clifton, who is toretire after leading CLIC Sargent for more than six years. Kate, who will takeup the post on 30 November, has been head of of Myton Hospice Group, a charitythat provides specialist palliative care services across Coventry andWarwickshire, since December 2010. Prior to that she held board-level positionsat British Red Cross as Director of UK Operations and then Director ofStrategy. She is a Clore Social Leadership Fellow and is passionate about therole and development of the third sector. Kate isalso a member of ACEVO’s ImpACT Coalition Steering group and a trustee of youngpeople’s breast cancer charity Coppafeel.
Cancer Research UK has appointed Catherine Brown as a trustee. Her most recent rolehas been group strategy director of Lloyds Banking Group and she brings awealth of experience in strategy and organisational change to the charity,having previously been executive director HR at the Bank of England and chiefoperating officer of Apax Partners. Catherine holds a law degree and a bachelorof commerce. Beginning her careerin banking, she worked extensively in emerging economies before joiningmanagement consultancy firm McKinsey. Catherine left to run her own consultancyfor five years before moving into private equity at Apax Partners. Catherineis also a trustee at Blue Cross and chair of The Plastic Economy, amanufacturer of low-cost prosthetic limbs from recycled plastic, in addition toher charity projects across theHimalayan regions.