Campbell Robb steps down as Joseph Rowntree chief to lead social justice charity Nacro

CAMPBELL Robb, the chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), is leaving the organisation in the summer to take the helm at social justice charity Nacro.

The move will also see Robb stand down from his role as chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JHRT). He has led both York-based organisations since January 2017, having previously been chief executive of Shelter for seven years.

“Campbell has led a comprehensive change programme across the organisation which has put values and outcomes at the heart of what we do,” said Will Haire CB, chair of trustees. “He has ensured that JRHT is in a far stronger financial position, and that the JRF has successfully transformed itself into a modern social change organisation. He leaves for an excellent charity, Nacro, and we wish him the very best.”

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.”

Robb takes up his new role at Nacro in July and will leave JRF and JRHT at the end of June. The new role at Nacro will be based in London, where he lives with his family.

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