On the eve of the charity’s 25th birthday next week, Changing Faces has announced that Becky Hewitt will be its next Chief Executive taking over from the founder, James Partridge in September 2017.
Becky is currently Communications Director of Girlguiding, the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women, where she has led a major modernization programme to update perceptions of the charity, build their girl-led advocacy and grow fundraised income.
David Clayton, Chair of the Trustees of Changing Faces, said: “We are delighted that Becky will be taking over from James. She will bring very impressive and highly relevant skills and experience to the charity and a serious commitment to improving the lives of people with disfigurements. This will enable us to successfully build on the fine legacy of the 25 years of James’ leadership.”
Becky Hewitt said: “I am extremely proud and excited to be taking over as Chief Executive of Changing Faces. It will be a huge privilege to lead a charity that is so dedicated to securing positive change for people with disfigurements. So much has already been achieved under James’s leadership – and I am very much looking forward to working with Changing Faces’ brilliant staff and volunteers to drive further excellence and reach in their services and continue to be a bold and outspoken voice for social change.”
James Partridge said: “After 25 years of leading Changing Faces, I am very pleased to be passing the reins to Becky Hewitt. I know that she will bring new energy, creativity and passion to our cause and that she will find at Changing Faces a very committed team of staff and volunteers who are determined to enhance our support and advocacy for people with disfigurements.”
James Partridge expects to stay closely connected to Changing Faces in the future and research the potential for the charity to spread its presence internationally.
For further information, please contact the Changing Faces Press Office on 020 7391 9276 or 07823 348125, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.