Hill takes over from Sue Nelson, the interim chief executive, on 1st July 2013. Hill had a career in the private sector, initially training as an accountant, before moving into the charity sector. He held senior management positions with Hewlett Packard and Sage and has extensive experience in marketing and customer services. He has also been managing director of two companies.

A long-term charity volunteer, he took the opportunity in 2009 to join Wooden Spoon, the rugby charity for children, as chief executive. He spent four years there building up the organisation, giving the charity a new direction, increasing operating efficiency and delivering growth in terms of fundraising and profile. A particular strength was developing and growing the volunteer base and activities in their UK branches.

Building upon this experience, Hill will be spending much of his time at the charity’s 22 UK and Ireland branches, supporting and developing its network of volunteers and their events.

He will also be working with the Lighthouse Club’s current sponsors and developing relationships with potential supporters raising the profile and essential funds for the charity. This appointment coincides with the recent rebranding and restructure of the organisation.