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Fight for Sight names new chief executive

Sherine Krause will take up the role when Michele Acton steps down in April

Sherine Krause

Fight for Sight has appointed Sherine Krause as its new chief executive. 

Ms Krause, who is currently deputy chief executive and director of engagement at the charity, will officially take up the role on 29 April when Michele Acton leaves to become chief executive of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Having worked in the charity sector for over 25 years, Ms Krause is experienced in leading organisational strategy, policy, communications and fundraising. She is currently the chair for London-based homelessness charity, Spires.

Speaking about her appointment, Ms Krause said: “It’s an honour to take on the role of chief executive and I will make sure that having impact for people with sight loss is at the heart of our mission. I’m looking forward to working with a great team and with partners across the sector to take forward the important work of the organisation.”

Chair of Fight for Sight, Nigel Pantling added: “Over the last year Sherine has demonstrated her skills with the impact she has had on the strategy and direction of the charity, and the board and staff are looking forward to working with her as she leads us into the next phase of our development.”