Campbell Robb steps down as Chief Executive JRF/JRHT to lead Nacro

10th Apr 2019

Campbell Robb is to step down as chief executive of York-based Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) in the summer to take up the role of Chief Executive of Nacro, the social justice charity.

Will Haire CB, Chair of Trustees, said:

“Campbell has led a comprehensive change programme across the organisation which has put values and outcomes at the heart of what we do. 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.”

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.”

Campbell takes up his new role at Nacro in July, and will leave JRF and JRHT and the end of June. He joined JRF and JRHT in January 2017, leading a programme of change in both organisations. The new role at Nacro will be based in London, where Campbell lives with his family.