Scout Association director of comms promoted to chief executive of carers charity

Gail Scott-Spicer, the director of comms for The Scout Association, has been appointed chief executive of the Carers Trust.

Gail Scott-Spicer: Appointed chief executive of the Carers Trust
Gail Scott-Spicer: Appointed chief executive of the Carers Trust

Scott-Spicer, who replaces Thea Stein – now chief executive of Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust – takes up her role on 16 February.

She said: "I am honoured to be appointed to lead such an important and relevant charity. I look forward to continuing to improve the lives of the seven million unpaid carers who work tirelessly every day in our communities across the United Kingdom."

Before her role at The Scout Association, Scott-Spicer was a deputy chief executive of the charity leaders' body, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

She also had stints at Transport for London and as an appointee to the leadership team at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Scott-Spicer is also currently vice-chair of the charity comms body, CharityComms.

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