Rosie Ferguson lands chief executive job at House of St Barnabas

Ferguson, who is also chair of Acevo, will move from the same role at Gingerbread in September

Rosie Ferguson
Rosie Ferguson

Rosie Ferguson has been appointed chief executive of the homelessness charity the House of St Barnabas.

Ferguson, who is chair of the charity leaders umbrella body Acevo, will move in September from the position of chief executive at Gingerbread, which supports single parent families.

Ferguson will succeed Sandra Schembri, who will step down next month after 10 years in the role. Schembri will take a break while she considers her next career move, a spokeswoman for the charity said.

Ferguson, who was appointed Acevo chair in December, has been at Gingerbread since February 2017 and was previously chief executive of the young people’s charity London Youth.

"I am hugely excited to join the team at the House of St Barnabas and build on the brilliant foundations that Sandra has built over the last decade," she said.

"I look forward to working with the whole House of St Barnabas community to ensure we do all we can to break the cycle of homelessness."

Jenny Watson, chair of the charity, said Ferguson had a "real wealth of experience in the charitable sector, and her focus on building communities and delivering impact will be crucial in the success of our refreshed strategy".

The House of St Barnabas runs a not-for-profit club for members, which provides funds to support the charity’s work to support homeless and socially excluded people into paid employment.

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