Cystic Fibrosis Trust has appointed former BBC Children in Need Chief Executive David Ramsden as its new Chief Executive.
Taking up the role in December, Ramsden will replace Ed Owen who is stepping down after almost five years in charge. Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity committed to improving the lives of the more than 10,000 people in the UK affected by the genetic condition cystic fibrosis.
Ramsden has worked in the charity sector for nearly 20 years. After working at accountancy firm Ernst & Young, he moved to the British Red Cross, and has worked for the past 10 years as Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need.
George Jenkins, Chair of Trustees at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said of Ramsden:
“He is known for his decisive and inspirational leadership and throughout the process clearly demonstrated how his experience made him the best of a very strong field to expand and develop our charitable work.”
“I am inspired by the way people with cystic fibrosis face challenges head-on, with remarkable resilience and good humour. These are very exciting times, with new breakthroughs in treatments and cutting-edge research and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead such an incredible charity at this crucial moment in its history.”