Learn more about what we do to support the visible difference community as the UK’s leading charity for people with a condition, mark or scar.
Our leadership team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity, ensuring that we effectively support the visible difference community. They lead on the delivery of our strategic plan, which is approved by the Board of Trustees.
The leadership team is made up of our Chief Executive, Becky Hewitt, our Director of Fundraising and Communications, Catherine Deakin, and our Director of Finance and Resources, Clare Miles.
Keep reading to find out more about their experience and what motivates them in their roles at Changing Faces.
Becky Hewitt, Chief Executive
“I am enormously proud to be Chief Executive of Changing Faces. We know that people with visible differences face huge challenges and injustices. Our role is to ensure visible differences do not stop anyone leading a full life – building people’s resilience and wellbeing and fighting against prejudice, inequality, and discrimination.
“In everything we do, we keep the voices, experiences, and stories of our community at the heart of our approach.
“I was previously Communications Director at Girlguiding where I was lucky to support their amazing young advocates to campaign against Page 3 of The Sun, for compulsory sex education and to prevent sexual harassment in schools.
“In other roles I have been privileged to support campaign groups and charities including the Equal Opportunities Commission, disability charity Scope, the family of Victoria Climbie, Guantanamo Bay and death penalty campaigners Reprieve, and Darfur campaigners Waging Peace.”
Catherine Deakin, Director of Fundraising and Communications
“I joined Changing Faces from the baby charity Tommy’s, where I led their corporate fundraising department and won the Poundland partnership worth over £3 million. In other roles, I have secured seven figure government grants, alongside creating high-profile partnerships with charitable trusts and businesses, including household names such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
“Prior to my move into fundraising, I supported charities to campaign for better health and social care. In 2014, I was honoured with a fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts for my services to young people and health care.”
Clare Miles, Director of Finance and Resources
“I joined Changing Faces in 2018 and I manage the charity’s finance function as well as overseeing IT services, HR and facilities. I am a chartered accountant and I worked in accountancy practice and in the City as a stockbroker before I made the leap into charity financial management in 2005.
“I enjoy working in the charity sector – I love the passion, commitment and energy that I have found in the charities I have worked with. I aim to do my bit to manage Changing Faces finances to ensure financial sustainability and effective risk management.”