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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Trust welcomes David Ramsden as Chief Executive

Former head of BBC Children in Need looks forward to “exciting times” in the driving seat of our fight for a Life Unlimited by cystic fibrosis.

David RamsdenThe Cystic Fibrosis Trust is delighted to announce that ex-BBC Children in Need boss David Ramsden is to take over as Chief Executive of the Trust, picking up the mantle from Ed Owen, who steps down in October after almost five years in charge.

David, who will take up the post in December, worked at Ernst & Young before joining the charity sector where he has been for almost 20 years, starting at the British Red Cross and spending the last 10 years as Chief Executive of Children in Need, during which time he oversaw record levels of income and impact for children and young people across the UK.

Inspiration and impact

George Jenkins, Chair of Trustees at the Trust said: “We undertook a rigorous recruitment process to find the best person to lead the Trust and I’m delighted to welcome David to join our fight for a life unlimited. He is known for his decisive and inspirational leadership and throughout the process clearly demonstrated how his experience made him the best of a very strong field to expand and develop our charitable work.”

David Ramsden said: “I am inspired by the way people with cystic fibrosis face challenges head-on, with remarkable resilience and good humour. These are very exciting times, with new breakthroughs in treatments and cutting-edge research and I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead such an incredible charity at this crucial moment in its history.”