Mary Marsh to leave NSPCC after eight years at helm

NSPCC director and chief executive Dame Mary Marsh will leave this autumn after eight years at the charity’s helm.

Marsh, who joined NSPCC as director in 2000 after a career spent in education, will become the first director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, which will identify and develop potential third sector leaders.

The NSPCC’s chair of trustees, Christopher Kelly, will immediately begin recruiting her successor. He paid a warm tribute to Marsh, saying: “She has achieved an enormous amount in her eight years at the NSPCC and has left the society in a very strong position to face future challenges.”

Marsh said: “It has been a great privilege to be given the responsibility to lead an organisation in which everyone, both staff and volunteers, are so committed to creating a society which does not tolerate the abuse of children.”

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