Fight for Sight appoints new chief executive

12 March 19

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Fight for Sight is delighted to announce the appointment of Sherine Krause as its new chief executive.

Sherine has worked for the charity over the last year and is currently the organisation’s Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Engagement. She was selected for the role following a rigorous interview process.

Sherine has worked in the charity sector for 25 years and is highly experienced in leading organisational strategy, policy, communications and fundraising. She was previously Director of Fundraising and Communications for charities including Freedom from Torture, Action for Children and Action on Hearing Loss. She is also currently the Chair for the London based homelessness charity Spires. 

The announcement follows recent news that the charity’s current chief executive Michele Acton will be leaving to take on the role of chief executive for the Royal Society of Medicine. 

Fight for Sight Chair Nigel Pantling said: "We’re delighted that Sherine will be taking on the role of chief executive for Fight for Sight. Over the last year she has demonstrated her skills with the impact she has had on the strategy and direction of the charity, and the board and staff are looking forward to working with her as she leads us into the next phase of our development. Sherine’s priority will be ensuring we continue to fund the best research to find solutions for sight loss."

Sherine said: "It’s an honour to take on the role of chief executive and I will make sure that having impact for people with sight loss is at the heart of our mission. I’m looking forward to working with a great team and with partners across the sector to take forward the important work of the organisation."

Sherine takes on her new role on 29 April 2019.