WCVA’s Judith Stone will leave her post in the new year to take up a secondment position as Managing Director of Kidney Wales.
WCVA and Kidney
Wales are pleased to announce that in the new year Judith Stone
will be joining Kidney Wales as Managing Director, on secondment
from her post as Assistant Director of Sector Development at
Judith has worked at WCVA for 15 years; since 2015 she has been
Assistant Director for the Strategy and Sector Development Team,
with responsibility for managing operational delivery of policy,
volunteering, funding, governance and safeguarding; and as senior
lead for partnership work with the 19 county voluntary councils
(CVCs) and the Third Sector Partnership Council networks; prior to
that she led the Third Sector European Team.
Judith has been a trustee of Kidney Wales since October 2017 and
will be standing down from the Board at the AGM on 28 November, to
take up her new position in the New Year.
Judith said 'As a patient, and with a family history of being
affected by chronic kidney disease, I have first-hand understanding
of how it impacts not only on physical health, but also mental
health, family, relationships, social life, employment and
'I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to use the skills and
experiences I have gained at WCVA to join a national charity that
works alongside health professionals to provide information,
advice, advocacy, financial and practical assistance to patients,
and most importantly, connectivity to an invaluable network of peer
Ruth Marks, Chief Executive of WCVA said 'WCVA is committed to
providing the best possible learning and development opportunities
for our staff.
'Secondments are a great way to experience what it is like to
work in another organisation, whilst retaining links and
connections with your employer.
'I am delighted that we have been able to work with Kidney Wales
to create this arrangement that will be a win-win for all
concerned. It is a good example of us making a bigger
Louise Evans, Chair of Kidney Wales said 'During our recent
recruitment Judith stood out as possessing the range of attributes
we were seeking to take forward Kidney Wales, with a passion for
the cause, energy, skills and significant experience.
'I'm delighted that Kidney Wales is able to collaborate with
WCVA for our mutual benefit.'