Catch22 Board of Trustees announced today the appointment of Chris Wright as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation
Chris was previously Chief Operating Officer at Catch22, a position he took up in 2008.
Jim McKenna, Chairman of the Board of Trustees commented:
'Chris, with his deep knowledge of the sector, is an outstanding appointment to the role of CEO at Catch22.
Chris’ commitment to supporting the needs of young people has always been apparent in his work at Catch22. Moreover, he has been at the forefront of developing new business initiatives and building new and exciting relationships between Catch22 and other organisations in the public and private sectors.'
Chris Wright has over 20 years experience within the social care and criminal justice systems as a practitioner, administrator and senior manager. He originally trained as a probation officer and in 1999 established Nottingham's first multi-agency Youth Offending Team.
From there he moved to the Youth Justice Board as Head of Performance where he led on developing and implementing a performance management framework for the Youth Justice System. In February 2006 he took up the role of Director of Services at Rainer and became Chief Operating Officer for Catch22 at the time of the merger with Crime Concern in 2008.
Chris will start his new role on 1 August.