Young joins The Art Fund from The British Museum, where she was head of membership for the past four years. Previous to that, she was direct marketing manager at Samaritans and the National Trust.
The charity, which has around 80,000 members, helps museums and galleries buy works of art for their collections, and campaigns on their behalf.
Young said: ‘I will build on The Art Fund's success by re-developing its brand and building its membership scheme. Having worked previously at the National Trust and the British Museum, I know what an important role The Art Fund plays in building collections.'