Dr Mark Johnson has joined The Printing Charity as Helps and Futures manager to help the charity increase the number of people it supports year-on-year.

As well as managing the charity’s day-to-day Helps programme of financial support for individuals, he is responsible for developing long-term relationships with organisations and other charities to increase uptake of the charity’s services by individuals.

Mr Johnson’s career has spanned some 20 years in the Third Sector in management and leadership roles, as well as in self-employment providing training, development and support for a number of organisations. He has also studied at the University of St Andrews, writing his Ph.D. looking at the relationship between Theology and the Arts and the power of the imagination.

Dr Johnson said: “I am looking forward to playing a part in helping those who benefit from The Printing Charity’s support and in building new working relationships. The charity has such a long, rich history and positive outlook for the future that it is clearly an exciting time to become involved.”

Stephen Gilbert, The Printing Charity’s chief executive, says: “We’re pleased to welcome Mark on board. His expertise will be invaluable both on a day-to-day basis managing our grants and at a strategic level taking the charity forward.”