Campbell Robb to step down from Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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Campbell Robb will step down as the chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) in June.

He will leave the post to become the new chief executive of Nacro, the social justice charity.

Prior to his role at JRF, Robb spent seven years as chief executive of Shelter.

Prior to joining Shelter, he was the first director general of the Office of the Third Sector, an adviser to The Treasury and was previously director of public policy at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

Campbell Robb said: ‘It is with a great deal of sadness that I will be leaving JRF in the summer to take up the position of chief executive of Nacro. It has been an absolute privilege for me to lead such a brilliant organisation, full of talented and committed staff.

‘However, it is now time for me to accept a new challenge, to be closer to home, and for new leadership to guide JRF and JRHT through the next stage of its crucial mission to achieve a prosperous UK without poverty.

‘I am delighted to be joining Nacro at such an important time in its history. Nacro’s work providing education and skills; relieving homelessness; and supporting people with substance misuse problems and those coming out of prison is needed more than ever.’

Thomas Barrett
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