New Senior Management team for Cause4

15th September, 2014

After a period of sustained growth, social enterprise Cause4, is pleased to welcome Janice Lopatkin as its new Chief Operating Officer, to complete its Senior Management team.

Janice will work closely with Michelle Wright, CEO and alongside Emma O’Connell as Director of  Talent, Amanda Rigali as Director of Programmes and Rosemary Spencer as Head of Finance and Resources.

Janice joins Cause4 from her role at the Jewish Museum, where she ran the launch of the museum  and subsequent exhibitions, lobbied government and developed income generation. Prior to this, Janice worked for a range of charities and social businesses, including the Holocaust Educational Trust, the Washington Ballet, Women Like Us and the Oval House Theatre. Janice remains a Trustee for Jewish Women’s Aid, a charity that supports Jewish women who are affected by domestic violence.

Michelle Wright, Chief Executive and founder of Cause4, says: “I’m pleased to welcome Janice to our Senior Management team. As our ambitions develop to support charities and social enterprises to grow, and with an expanding and exciting portfolio of philanthropy and training in the UK and internationally, we urgently needed to develop a senior team that could help us successfully realise important charitable projects. Both the Chief Operating Officer role and our new Director of Talent will help support the heart of the company’s vision which is to support a whole new generation of future leaders into the charity and social enterprise sector. With 45 graduates and apprentices training with us this year we have a challenging and exciting task ahead.”

Janice Lopatkin says: “I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting, sector-changing company and helping to develop Cause4’s programmes of activity, as well as to work with the wider team to develop the company’s talent and training programmes. Given the challenging economic environment for charities and social enterprises, new ideas and ways of doing things in the sector are more important than ever, as is encouraging new talent into the sector – it’s a time of huge change, and I look forward to working through some of these wider issues as part of this new role at Cause4.”

You can view the full press release here.

“Cause4 is an excellent organisation, well connected and clear in its ability to shape and advise. They offer challenge, and will steer stakeholders with diplomacy while holding a clear line on what will move the organisation towards its goals.”

Simon Larter-Evans, Headmaster, St Paul’s Cathedral School