Olivia Marks-Woldman is the new chief executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, which has responsibility for the annual HMD commemorations in the UK.
Ms Marks-Woldman joins the trust from Breast Cancer Care, where she was head of policy and campaigns. She began her career as national fieldworker for the Association of Jewish Sixth-Formers.
She looked forward to "working with the many volunteers and champions around the country who have developed such impressive resources and who bring people together to learn the lessons of the past".
This year's events were attended by hundreds of thousands of people.