The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (SFCT) have announced the appointment of Robert Bell as its new Director. Rob succeeds Alan Bookbinder, who is leaving to become Master of Downing College, Cambridge. Rob will join SFCT towards the end of August 2018.
Rob was previously at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Carnegie UK Trust, and for the last 12 months has been Director of the London Emergencies Trust, a charity providing grants to support those bereaved and injured following the terrorist attacks at Westminster Bridge, London Bridge, Finsbury Park, Parsons Green, and the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Robert Bell, incoming Director, said: ‘I am very pleased to have been appointed as the Director of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. The trusts’ support for charitable causes over more than 50 years represents one of the leading examples of sustained philanthropy in Britain. I look forward to getting to know staff and trustees, and bringing my skills and experience to continue the excellent work that Alan has carried out over the last ten years or so.’
Elsewhere, the Longleigh Foundation have appointed Andy Peers as Director and has been in the position since June. On his appointment Andy tweeted: ‘So delighted announce that I’m the new director at the amazing @LongleighFound – looking forward to seeing how our funding can help enable some positive change in communities across England.’
Andy has replaced Cristina Andreatta, formerly of ACF, who was announced as director of Longleigh Foundation in January 2018.