The children’s charity Barnardo’s has appointed Javed Khan as its new chief executive.
Khan, who has been chief executive of Victim Support since 2010, will take up the role next spring.
He replaces Peter Brook, acting chief executive of Barnardo’s, who is retiring. Brook was appointed to the role on a temporary basis after Anne Marie Carrie, its previous chief executive, stood down in June to set up her own consultancy.
Before joining Victim Support, Khan was executive director to the London Serious Youth Violence Board, and has also held roles as director of education and later director of community and cultural services at Harrow Council in north-west London.
He was a maths teacher for 15 years before moving into local government as assistant director of education at Birmingham City Council.
Khan, who is a board member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, the Criminal Justice Council and a London clinical commissioning group, said: "It is a great honour to be appointed as the new chief executive of Barnardo’s. I am hugely motivated by its 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."
Judy Clements, acting chair of the Barnardo’s board of trustees, said: "Javed 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."