Former volunteer at justice charity rises to CEO after 21 years

Justice charity Catch 22 has promoted its chief operating officer Naomi Hulston to lead the organisation.

Hulston has been with the charity for 21 years, joining as a volunteer and holding 14 different roles before being promoted to COO and now CEO.

She takes over in the top role later in June over from current chief executive Chris Wright, who is stepping down after more than a decade leading the charity.

“This is hugely exciting time to be leading such an incredible organisation,” said Hulston.

“The opportunities for reform and doing things differently brought about by a post-pandemic world present an even greater case for change than ever before.

“As we move forward into the next chapter, I look forward to working with our teams, service users and wider stakeholders to ensure that Catch22 continues to be at the forefront of creating and delivering the social impact we know makes a difference.”

Wright added: “It’s been a privilege to have led Catch22 for the past 11 years and I couldn’t be more delighted that my successor is to be Naomi Hulston. I’ve worked with Naomi throughout my Catch22 career and have seen at first-hand how talented, committed, and imaginative she is

Catch 22’s work includes reducing violence, working with offenders and diverting young people away from crime. It also runs justice services across 18 prisons

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