Merrick Willis OBE
Merrick became Chief Executive of The
Charity for Civil Servants in 2009 after wide experience as CEO in
the public, private and charitable sectors.
His first career was in the Army, which he joined direct from
Key appointments included command of an infantry battalion and
chief of staff of an armoured brigade.
He left after twenty years and spent nine years as CEO of a
multi-service NHS trust.
He has managed an executive search company, and undertaken
extensive consultancy work in both public and private sectors.
His most recent appointment was as CEO of a medical charity.
Other experience includes various non executive appointments,
chairing both a primary care trust and a business link
organisation, and vice chairmanship of a police authority.
Our Director of Help and Advisory Services, Judith has
been with the Charity since 1999, and has been working within the
Help and Advice sector for even longer.
Starting as our Area Services Manager in the Midlands, and then
in the South East, in 2005 she was appointed Regional Development
Manager for the South, having responsibility for all regional staff
across 6 English regions, and Wales.
She is now responsible for our Help and
Advisory Services, and oversees the provision of our support and
advice to thousands of people every year.
Judith says, "In my opinion, benevolence is
the best thing since sliced bread.
"We can give a package of advice,
information, and money to people when it's really needed.
"It truly is a magic formula for improving
their quality of life."
Andy was appointed Director of Fundraising and
Communications in September 2011, and has a wide experience in the
private and charitable sectors in marketing, fundraising and
His previous role was as Fundraising and Communications Director
at Diabetes UK and before that he was Director of Campaigns and
Marketing at Scope.
In the private sector he spent ten years as managing director of
a specialist marketing company which he founded, following careers
with the BBC and IBM.