19.04.17 Paola Barbarino has been appointed chief executive of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) as the global charity prepares for its annual conference in Kyoto, Japan. Barbarino, who is currently managing director of consultancy company Opaline, starts her new role on May 15 but will attend the Kyoto conference at the end of April. Until last September she ran a London-based membership organisation for Lebanese financiers called LIFE and was previously director of development at the Cass Business School. She takes over from Marc Wortmann, who is leaving after more than 10 years as executive director. "I am delighted to be joining ADI at this key juncture in the organisation's history. I look forward to working with the Board and ADI's membership to achieve our vision of prevention, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow," she said.