Michael Leadbetter and David Prince have been appointed as new members to the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Leadbetter is a former director of social services, a consultant for children’s and adult care services and has been chair of the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) since April 2007. Prince has been the chief executive and accounting officer for the Standards Board for England, a public body that promotes ethical conduct by councillors, since April 2004.
RNID, the charity representing deaf and hard of hearing people, has announced Jackie Ballard as its chief executive. Ballard will take up the position on 22 October. She takes over from John Low, who has been appointed as chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation.
Sue Millman has been announced as chief executive officer of Ataxia UK, the charity representing people with the group of uncommon neurological conditions known as the ataxias. Millman was formerly director of support for Advance Housing and Support, which provides services for people with learning difficulties and mental illness, and head of the south London-based Alcohol Recovery Project.
The Family Planning Association has announced Julie Bentley, currently chief executive officer of The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, as its new chief executive. Bentley will replace Anne Weyman who, after 11 years, will retire at the end of December 2007.