THE national disability charity Sense has appointed Louise Robertshaw as Group Director of Engagement.
Robertshaw will join Sense in February from London’s Air Ambulance, where she has spent the past four years as Director of Fundraising and Marketing.
She succeeds Chris Jarrett, who left Sense in December 2021 after five years at the charity, to become Fundraising Director at RNIB.
Jarrett was responsible for setting up the Engagement directorate at Sense, which brought together the fundraising and communication functions.
Before joining Sense, which campaigns for and supports people living with complex disabilities, Robertshaw held roles at London’s Air Ambulance and Guide Dogs.
Louise Robertshaw said:
“It’s an exciting time to join Sense as we drive forward our ambitious strategy to support more families and people living with complex disabilities.
“We’re in an excellent position to increase public engagement and fundraising income over the coming years, supporting us to tackle the barriers disabled people face, and delivering on Sense’s vision of a world where people with complex disabilities are not isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.”
Sense Chief Executive, Richard Kramer, said:
“Louise’s appointment underlines our ambition for growth across Sense and Sense International.
“Louise is a strategic, ambitious and experienced leader with a strong track record of driving income growth, building a charity’s brand and increasing supporter engagement.
“Louise will play a key role in leading the Engagement directorate and taking forward our strategy as Sense works towards breaking down the barriers disabled people face.”
Louise Robertshaw will join Sense next month.
‘No one left out of life’, the 2021 to 2026 Sense strategy, is available here: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/our-strategy/.