Press Release

21 June 2016

The Printing Charity has confirmed Neil Lovell’s appointment as the charity’s permanent Chief Executive and Secretary. He was appointed to the role on an interim basis in February this year.

During his time as interim Chief Executive, his focus has been on meeting people in the print industry and the charity’s partners, as well as getting to know the staff and trustees, and looking at the direction of the charity.

Neil Lovell says: “The Printing Charity has a proud heritage and very clear aims of promoting independence and furthering education. I have been looking at how we can make it easier for individuals needing our support, and the industry we represent to connect with us. It’s clear we cannot do everything on our own but we have great potential to build strong partnerships with the industry and other bodies with similar aims to ours.”

He has 27 years’ experience in senior communications, marketing, fundraising, and management roles. He began his career in a traditional ad agency off Fleet Street, followed by commercial roles at T-Mobile and RAC plc. He joined the not-for-profit sector in 2009 and prior to joining The Printing Charity he was CEO of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. He is a supporter of the education and skills sector and is a trustee of the Further Education Trust for Leadership, an independent Further Education (FE) and skills sector think tank and grant-awarding charity.

Jon Wright, The Printing Charity’s Chairman, says: “Neil brings a wealth of experience from the commercial and not-for-profit sectors to the Chief Executive’s role to drive the charity forward and has the full support of the trustees as he works with us to refocus our work and deliver greater impact.”