Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity has appointed Louise Griew as its new chief executive.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity has appointed Louise Griew as its new Chief Executive.
She is currently CEO of the RAF Sports Federation, having previously worked as Director of Fundraising and Communications for the Mayor's Fund for London Greenhouse Sports and the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Before this, Louise has spend much of her career working in sport marketing and sponsorship agencies. She is currently a trustee of Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity.
Talking about her appointment, Louise said, "I'm so excited to be working with a charity that has created an innovative partnership with the NHS to ensure that seriously ill children have the best possible healthcare. We are going to be on a really important journey over the next few years to ensure that we maximise our support and have the biggest impact."
Donald Sturrock, Chair of Trustees said, "The trustees were looking for a dynamic, passionate individual who could take the charity forward, grow its supporter base and raise its profile to a wider public. We wanted to find a person with the vision to harness the power and magic of Roald Dahl's name with the charity's mission to support seriously ill children in under-supported areas of healthcare.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity has been listening to the network of doctors and nurses across the UK, who support and advise us. We know from many conversations with them that life is becoming tougher and tougher for families with seriously ill children. We need to be there for them now more than ever. And to do that we must grow. Louise will be leading this exciting challenge."
Louise will be taking up her post in later June, 2019. We want to thank Mark Turner, Head of Finance and HR for doing such a fantastic job as Acting CEO in the interim.