Gail Scott-Spicer is to join Carers Trust in February as its new chief executive.
She brings with her a wealth of experience drawn from 20 years of working in both the public and voluntary sectors.
A former deputy chief executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, she has led teams delivering all aspects of finance, HR, IT and marketing and communications and was part of a senior team to work on the merger of two organisations, something which Carers Trust underwent two years ago. She also has experience of the implications of caring.
Gail said: "I am honoured to be appointed to lead such an important and relevant charity. Carers Trust, with its Network Partners, provides vital support services to unpaid adults and children across the UK who care for a friend, neighbour or a relative. It also seeks to highlight the particular needs of carers and the inequality they face with decision makers and funders."
She is currently director on marketing and communications for The Scout Association and will take up her post in the new year. Until then Dr Moira Fraser will continue in her role as interim chief executive.