Charity Awards 2024

Chris Sherwood

Chris Sherwood

Chris joined the RSPCA in August 2018 and came with fifteen years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector. Chris joined Relate in 2012 as director of policy, communications and digital services before becoming CEO in July 2015. He was instrumental in moving Relate to a new blended organisational structure, developing their digital services, and growing their influencing and campaigning voice.

Chris joined Relate from Scope where he was the director of innovation and development. He was previously a senior development manager at Nesta where he led their work on co-production, people-powered health and ageing.

Prior to joining the voluntary sector, he worked in Westminster and local government. His career interest to date has been on policy, innovation and service improvement.

Chris has excellent leadership credentials, experience of working in charities that provide crucial services, and a track record of delivering innovative change.

In his role as our chief executive, Chris will continue to shape the debate about animals in society and how we can develop and maintain services that meet the needs of animals and the people who care for them.

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