25 February 2016
The Printing Charity appoints Neil Lovell as interim Chief Executive and Secretary
Neil Lovell, who has joined The Printing Charity as interim Chief Executive and Secretary, has 27 years’ experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors in senior communications, marketing, fundraising, and management roles.
He began his career in a traditional ad agency off Fleet Street, moving to other commercial roles that have included leading the corporate communications at T-Mobile through the organisation’s rebranding from One-2-One and repositioning as one of the largest telecommunications groups in the world. As Director of Corporate Communications at RAC plc, he was responsible for its group-wide communications strategy, including its communications during the takeover by AVIVA.
He joined the not-for-profit sector in 2009 as Director of Fundraising and External Relations at Kids Company and from 2012 to 2015 was CEO of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. He is also a Trustee of the Further Education Trust for Leadership, an independent Further Education (FE) and skills sector think tank and grant-awarding charity.
Neil Lovell says: “ The Printing Charity has such an incredible history and a great future due to the work done by Stephen Gilbert, staff, and Trustees. I’ll be focusing on moving the Charity further forward and during the next few months will be getting to know the industry, our partners and, most importantly, the people we help.”
Jon Wright, The Printing Charity’s Chairman, says: “We’re pleased to welcome Neil and look forward to working with him.”