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James Jopling has been appointed director of Scotland for a new cancer charity which is to be formed out of the merger of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Breast Cancer Campaign. The two charities will become one entity in Spring 2015. Jopling has been appointed to the senior management team, which will lead the new charity once its launched. At the time of the merger’s announcement Jopling was director for Scotland at Breakthrough Breast Cancer. He previously worked at Shelter Scotland, Cancer Research UK and Oxfam.
The Mental Health Foundation has appointed Isabella Goldie as director of delivery and development for the organisation across the whole of the UK. Goldie was previously head of Scotland from 2005-14. She will be responsible for the foundation’s research and policy programmes and will manage a staff team who are specialists in research, policy and a range of equality issues including learning disabilities. Goldie oversaw the merger of the foundation with the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health and is responsible for leading the 10 year Review of Mental Health Services for the Scottish Government. Her previous positions include 12 years in the voluntary sector within the Glasgow Association for Mental Healthin a range of posts.
Elizabeth Finn Care has appointed Simon Hopkins as its new chief executive. Hopkins has served as the charity’s group financial director and deputy chief executive since September 2013. He replaces Matthew Sykes who served as chief executive for four years, at the charity, which awards grants to those struggling financially. Of his appointment Hopkins commented: “I’m delighted to be taking over as chief executive at this point in the charity’s life and I’m looking forward to us implementing the new strategy. The need for our work has arguably never been greater and we know there is much more to do.”