Shelter chair of trustees knighted

17 June 2014

Derek Myers

Shelter’s chair of trustees Derek Myers has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

He is set to be awarded the honour for services to local government, having served as the Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as well as neighbouring borough Hammersmith and Fulham, both in west London.

Derek was the UK’s first chief executive to lead two unitary authorities at the same time. A qualified social worker, he was previously director of social services at the London Borough of Hounslow.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to see Derek’s work honoured with a knighthood.

‘His experience and insight will be absolutely critical as we begin to develop Shelter’s new three-year strategy to tackle the causes and consequences of our housing crisis.

‘We’re glad to have Derek with us as we carry on fighting to make sure that nobody faces homelessness or bad housing alone.’