Moira Swinbank OBE, currently Chief Executive of TimeBank, will become the new Chief Executive of the Legacy Trust UK. The £40 million Trust, which was launched in November, aims to support the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, through the promotion of culture and sport among young people and communities.
Dugald Mackie, Chair of the Legacy Trust UK Board said:
“We are delighted that Moira Swinbank has agreed to take up the challenge of being our Chief Executive. She will drive the Trust forward and help us create a legacy from the London Games that will benefit people all over the country for years to come. The Trust intends to make a small number of high-value grants to partners that can co-ordinate significant programmes to deliver on our promise. We had a very strong field of candidates for the post and I am extremely pleased that we have been able to appoint such an inspiring and experienced individual as Moira."
Moira’s extensive experience in leadership has recently been seen at TimeBank, the national volunteering charity, where she joined as Director of Corporate Affairs in 2000 and became Chief Executive in January 2003. Her work has included developing innovative ways to engage individuals in volunteering in a vast range of areas, including sport and the arts, which connect communities across the UK.
Previously Moira was Deputy Head of Corporate Fundraising at the NSPCC where she worked with major corporate partners such as BT and Microsoft. She was also part of the management team which launched the Full Stop Campaign, the largest ever charity appeal in the UK
As a Board Director of the sports and marketing agency, John Taylor International Limited, Moira was responsible for a number of key clients including Littlewoods, and British Airways. Working with established brands has always been an integral part of Moira’s work, including roles at Pepsi Cola on the launch of the Pepsi Challenge in the UK and Pepsi Cola’s sponsorship of Live Aid worldwide.
Legacy Trust UK currently has plans for projects that benefit the whole UK, including £6million for the UK School Games. Approximately half of the money will be allocated to specific projects via the three nations and nine English regions of the UK and there are plans for three other UK wide projects which will go out to tender in the spring.