Homeless charity St Mungo’s has appointed Dr Emma Haddad as its new CEO.
Dr Haddad joins the organisation following a “rigorous” recruitment process that took place over the summer.
She brings with her experience and knowledge in supporting people who have been displaced and marginalised, joining from central government, where she served as the director general for Asylum and Protection.
Joanna Killian, chair of St Mungo’s board of trustees, said: “I am delighted that Emma has been appointed as our permanent chief executive.
“Her knowledge and experience in supporting people who have been displaced and marginalised is very relevant to our role here in supporting the most vulnerable in society and she has a clear determination to end homelessness.
“We all welcome her to the organisation.”
Dr Haddad said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining St Mungo’s. Its mission is hugely important to me and it will be a privilege to lead the organisation.
“In the current economic climate, the services and support we offer will be more vital than ever.
“I look forward to working with colleagues across St Mungo’s and with partners in the shared aim of ending homelessness.”
Killian also thanked Rebecca Sycamore, who took over as the charity’s chief executive in May following the sudden death of Steven Douglas CBE.
Sycamore returns to her substantive role of executive director of Strategy and Development.
Image: Dr Emma Haddad, CEO, St Mungo’s
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