Vicky McDermott is the Chief Executive of Papworth Trust.
She joined the charity in May 2014. Vicky was the Head of Operations and Strategic Resourcing for the NHS Business Services Authority. She is also Vice Chair and a non-executive director of Scope, one of the largest disability charities in the UK.
Jacqui Penalver, Transformation Director
Jacqui Penalver is the Trust’s Transformation Director, leading change at Papworth Trust. She has worked in leadership roles in a number of national disability charities including Scope, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Sense. Her career has included leading on a number of significant change programmes – Jacqui has a strong track record in transformation.
Mark Blake, Director of Central Services
Mark Blake is the Director of Central Services which will include Finance, Human Resources, Procurement and Internal Insurance. Mark brings significant national and international experience from the charity and private sectors ranging from Fauna & Flora International to the highways and rail maintenance company Amey PLC.
David Martin, Director of External Affairs
David is the charity’s Director of External Affairs, which includes Business Development, Fundraising, Policy and Marketing. After a career as a political journalist, he forged a track record in change and innovation in several senior roles at the BBC before originally joining the Trust as the Director of Strategy and Marketing. David is also a non-executive director of the Cambridge Arts Theatre.