New Shelter CEO appointed

15 October 2009

Cambell Robb

Campbell Robb has been appointed Shelter’s new Chief Executive. He will take up the post on 1 January 2010.

Campbell is currently the Director General of the Office of the Third Sector (OTS) in the Cabinet Office. He has been responsible for the creation of the OTS, bringing together a number of different units from across the civil service into one organisation.

He has been the lead civil servant within government on voluntary sector policy and practice, including responsibility for a large grants programme.  Prior to joining the Cabinet Office he led both the campaigning team and public policy department at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

On announcing the Shelter Board’s decision, Professor Tony Crook, Chair, said:

‘We are very fortunate to have been able to attract such a strong candidate to the post. Campbell brings an outstanding combination of knowledge and skills, based on substantial experience of both government service and within the voluntary sector.  This will enable him to give strong executive leadership to Shelter at this critical time for housing, both in terms of providing our housing advice and support services, and our campaigning for better housing for all.’

Campbell Robb commenting on his appointment said:

‘I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to become the chief executive of Shelter. It has consistently fought and won many battles for some of the most excluded people in our society. Shelter is more crucial than ever and I look forward to working with clients, staff, donors and partners to make sure that everyone in this country has the right to a safe, affordable and decent home.’