Shelter comms director becomes Asthma UK CEO

The former communications director of homelessness charity Shelter, Kay Boycott, has taken the chief executive role at Asthma UK.

LONDON: The former communications director of homelessness charity Shelter, Kay Boycott, has taken the chief executive role at Asthma UK.

Boycott will lead the charity starting October 7, following four years at Shelter as director of campaigns, policy, and communications.

She will replace outgoing chief executive Neil Churchill, who has joined the UK National Health Service commissioning board as national director of patient experience.

“[Boycott] has the expertise, focus, and determination to lead our organization into a new era in our fight against asthma,” said Rob Wilson, chairman of Asthma UK. “As we focus on our new strategic goal of preventing asthma attacks that lead to hospitalization and death, [her] leadership skills and impressive marketing and influencing experience will be invaluable.”

Before her time at Shelter, Boycott worked in the private sector in marketing and customer roles with Nestlé Rowntree and Johnson & Johnson. This was followed by ten years in commercial strategy consulting, with clients including GlaxoSmithKline and Vodafone.

She also spent five years as non-executive director and audit chair of an NHS Primary Care Trust.

This story originally appeared on the website of PRWeek UK.

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