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Charity Chairs Dinner with Dianne Jeffreys CBE DL
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If you would like to work with Wild Search in developing your charity’s board or executive team, please contact Rob Porter to arrange an initial discussion rp@wildsearch.org

 

25th September 2019

Dianne Jeffrey CBE DL, former chair of Age UK, spoke at Wild Search’s Charity Chairs Dinner last night.

Dianne currently chairs the Malnutrition Task Force, the Peak District National Park Advisory Group, and the Derbyshire Armed Forces Covenant and is a trustee of the Devonshire Educational Trust at Chatsworth.

We were delighted to welcome Dianne and a host of other leading charity chairs for a discussion on some of the critical issues facing charities today. Many thanks to Rathbones Investment Management who hosted us for the evening.

 
Angus Baldwin joins The Migraine Trust as Chief Executive.
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Angus Baldwin joins The Migraine Trust as Chief Executive.

11th March 2019


Wild Search were delighted to work with The Migraine Trust on their search for a new Chief Executive.

Having spent the majority of his career in the charity sector, Angus Baldwin has worked in senior roles for a range of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support. Bowel Cancer UK and Leonard Cheshire Disability. Most recently, he was the Director of Policy at the UK Faculty of Public Health before joining The Migraine Trust as Chief Executive last week.

This is an exciting time for the Trust and we wish Angus all the best in his new role.

 
Monica Risam appointed as Governor of the Legal Education Foundation
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If you would like to work with Wild Search in developing your board, please contact Daisy to arrange an initial discussion dc@wildsearch.org

 

26th February 2019

Monica Risam joins the Governing Board of the Legal Education Foundation

Wild Search have been working with the Legal Education Foundation since 2017 on developing their Governing Board and this is the fourth appointment we have advised on.

Monica Risam is the General Counsel of Lombard International where she has responsibility for the global legal, company secretarial, risk and compliance and regulatory affairs functions. Prior to joining Lombard International, Monica held a number of senior roles at Aviva plc, including General Counsel & Company Secretary of Aviva UK Life, General Counsel, Aviva Group and General Counsel, Aviva Europe. Monica is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and The George Washington University and is dual-qualified to practice law in the United States and the United Kingdom. She is also a non-executive member of the Elton John Aids Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee and a non-executive director of the International Supporters of EJAF UK.

 
Mencap appoints new Trustees
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a board evaluation or trustee search with us.  info@wildsearch.org

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a board evaluation or trustee search with us. info@wildsearch.org

 

28th November 2018


Mencap appoints new Trustees

Wild Search were pleased to work with Mencap on the appointment of three new trustees.

The new trustees are:

Yogi Amin: Irwin Mitchell solicitor and partner Yogi leads the 80-strong Public Law Department including 50 legal staff members. He is listed in the directories Legal 500 and Chambers as a leader in human rights law, community care law and mental capacity law. For over 8 years he was a trustee for the Independent Living Funds, which enabled severely disabled people to live independently in their own homes.

Lucy Kathryne Edge: Chief Operating Officer of technology and innovation company Satellite Applications Catapult, Lucy is a space engineer and previously ran Spacecraft and Customer Operations for UK based satellite operator Avanti Communications. A passionate advocate for regional economic development, Lucy has held Non-Executive Director roles at the Eden Project, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, and is a Governor at Truro and Penwith College.

Jackie Pollock: Technical lead for digital technology solutions firm Kainos Group Plc, Jackie leads digital transformation in NHS Trusts to create a paperless health service. A long-term mental health and learning disability advocate, Jackie has volunteered at Mencap Network Partner Carrickfergus Junior Gateway in Northern Ireland for more than 21 years and has chaired the organisation for the past five years.

Derek Lewis, Chair of Mencap trustees, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Yogi, Lucy and Jackie to Royal Mencap Society’s Board of Trustees. They will bring further invaluable understanding of learning disabilities to the board as well as highly relevant knowledge in areas such as disability law, digital technology, community support and volunteering. Their contribution will be complemented by the increasingly important role played by Mencap’s Voices Council – a group of people with learning disabilities with whom the board works to ensure the charity’s strategy and programmes are informed and developed by people with learning disabilities.

We are deeply grateful to our new trustees for their commitment to Mencap and look forward to working with them as we pursue the ambitious goals set out in Our Big Plan. Those goals are designed to help people with a learning disability make the choices they want and to enjoy the same opportunities as other people, free from discrimination – despite the challenge of cutbacks in government funding and support.”