We're delighted to announce that we've appointed Adeela Warley as our new CEO with effect from 20 February 2017.
Adeela joins us from CharityComms organisational member and environment charity Friends of the Earth where most recently she was head of communications and supporter experience. Adeela takes over from Vicky who led CharityComms for the past six years and is to become CEO of ACEVO.
John Grounds, chair of CharityComms board of trustees said:
"We are very lucky to welcome Adeela as the new chief executive of CharityComms. Her record as a champion of effective, impactful communication speaks for itself. CharityComms has always flown the flag for communications’ core strategic role at the heart of every charity as well as helping to raise standards and support the sector’s thousands of dedicated communications professionals.
"Adeela has a deep personal commitment to the highest standards in integrated communications alongside a belief that we can all learn from each other as we strive to be the best we can be as professionals and for our causes. I look forward to working alongside Adeela as CharityComms enters the tenth year of its journey.
"Also, as she moves to her new role at ACEVO, I’d like to thank Vicky Browning for the outstanding job she and the team has done over the past six years, ensuring that CharityComms is fit, effective and having the kind of impact we always hoped it would."
Adeela Warley, incoming CEO of CharityComms said:
"I feel honoured and excited to be joining CharityComms. Now more than ever charities need to explain what they do, to be accountable for how they manage their money and show the positive difference they make to people’s lives. I look forward to working with the CharityComms team, trustees and members to harness the power of communications to change the world and inspire many more people to support the vital work charities do."
Join Adeela and the CharityComms team at our next conference on 23 February: The future of public engagement – how will charities need to respond to changes in supporters, the media and the wider world over the next five years? It promises to be a thought provoking and insightful day and we have a wide range of fantastic speakers from across the sector.