Lucy Caldicott appointed new CEO of UpRising

Lucy Caldicott appointed new CEO of UpRising

February 9, 2017

Lucy Caldicott appointed new CEO of UpRising

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Caldicott has been appointed as UpRising’s new Chief Executive.

Lucy has over two decades of senior leadership, fundraising and communications experience. She has a track record of success in the charity and private sectors and has led teams at CLIC Sargent, Voluntary Service Overseas and the Prince’s Trust and international marketing teams at American Express and MoneyGram International.

She joins UpRising from BBC Media Action where she was Acting Director of the Communications and Fundraising team. Prior to this she was interim Chief Executive at Diversity Role Models, a UK charity that was established to counteract homophobic, bi-phobic and transphobic bullying by delivering educational input for young people in primary and secondary schools.

Lucy is also a board member of the Fundraising Regulator; Vice Chair of Fair For You, a new charity seeking to combat financial exclusion; and trustee of Hope and Homes for Children working to end institutional child care.

Commenting on Lucy’s appointment, Rushanara Ali MP, Chair of Trustees and Co-Founder of UpRising, said:

“I'm delighted Lucy will be joining UpRising as our new CEO. She comes with an excellent track record of experience which I know will be vital for UpRising's progress over the coming years.

The board and I very much look forward to working with Lucy and the rest of our fantastic team to help build on the important work UpRising is doing to support the next generation of leaders, to promote democratic engagement and build employability skills."

Lucy Caldicott, new CEO of UpRising, said:

“UpRising is a very special organisation, dedicated to opening pathways to power for talented young people from under-represented backgrounds and ensure they fulfil their potential. This work couldn’t be more necessary and I’m delighted to be joining the team.”

Lucy will officially start at UpRising on the 1 March. Sam Williams will continue to act as Interim CEO / Director of External Relations until then. Alice Memminger, the former CEO of UpRising, left in November.