Cure Leukaemia are delighted to have added two members of staff to its small and dedicated team.
Andrew Wilkes, who has spent the last year working for Cure Leukaemia on a consultancy basis, has been appointed as the charity’s Financial Controller.
Following the departure of Georgia Thomas, who moved to Australia earlier this year, Keiron Ronan has been appointed as Challenge & Community Events Co-ordinator.
Andrew, a qualified Management Accountant, spent almost 28 years working as Financial Controller at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, overseeing the club’s accounts.
The varied role also covered many other areas, including the submitting of bids for the club to host major fixtures, management of matchday procedures and playing a role in the securing of £32million funding for the redevelopment of Edgbaston Stadium.
Keiron arrives at Cure Leukaemia having spent ten years with West Midlands Police, most recently as a Major Events Planning Officer, which included developing strategies to inform security services ahead of major events.
This has included major sporting events, such as Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park, and other high-profile occasions including the Conservative Party’s Autumn Conference.
Cure Leukaemia CEO James McLaughlin said:
“We are delighted to have taken on two new members of staff who will help the charity continue to develop and improve.
“Having worked with Andrew previously at Edgbaston, I know how valuable his wealth of experience and financial acumen will be for the charity in the years to come.
“Keiron also arrives boasting extensive experience in his field in terms of community-focused event planning and operations during a considerable amount of time spent with West Midlands Police.
“Not only will he be able to pick up and work with the team on the packed event schedule already in place, but also bring a fresh pair of eyes to the planning and organisation of future events.
“This will ensure we offer our supporters a professional and exciting experience as well as raising the funds so that the life-saving work Cure Leukaemia supports can continue.”