Javed Khan, CEO of charity Victim Support, has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Barnardo's. Javed Khan will take up his post in the spring at which time the acting chief executive Peter Brook will be taking his well-earned retirement.Javed Khan has twenty eight years of extensive and varied experience in the UK public and voluntary sectors. He started in front line maths teaching for the first 15 years of his career before moving into local government. In Birmingham he was Assistant Director of Education, and in Harrow he transformed the local education authority’s performance as Director of Education, before changing roles to become Director of Community and Cultural Services.
Moving on to the Government Office for London, he was the Executive Director to the London Serious Youth Violence Board where he worked with key London agencies and government departments to improve how agencies share information and work together to reduce serious youth violence across the city. He took up his current role as Chief Executive of national charity Victim Support in 2010, where he has led 1,500 staff and over 5,600 specially trained volunteers through a period of significant change whilst supporting more than 1.1 million victims and 200,000 witnesses each year.
He is currently a board member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, the Criminal Justice Council and a London Clinical Commissioning Group. He is married with four children.
Acting Chair of Barnardo’s Board of Trustees, Judy Clements said:I am delighted that Javed is joining Barnardo’s. He has an impressive track record in leadership and has achieved huge success for organisations in which he has worked. I am convinced that he has the experience, skills and passion for the cause that will enable him to lead Barnardo’s into the next phase of its journey as the UK’s largest children’s charity.
Javed Khan said:It is a great honour to be appointed as the new Chief Executive of Barnardo’s. I am hugely motivated by their ambition to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children. I look forward to making good use of my knowledge and experience in the education and justice sectors, in particular my richly-rewarding time at Victim Support. I am thrilled to have been chosen to take up this opportunity to lead the charity as it further develops its already outstanding work with families.
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