Incoming CEO, Shelter
Polly Neate has been announced as the new Chief Executive of the housing and homelessness charity Shelter. She will take up her position on 14th August 2017.
Polly is moving to Shelter from Women’s Aid, where she has been Chief Executive since February 2013. Women’s Aid is the grassroots federation of domestic violence charities that provides life-saving services and campaigns against domestic violence.
During this time, Polly dramatically raised the profile of domestic violence against women in the British conscience through prominent commentary and tireless campaigning, resulting in legislation to create a new criminal offence of coercive and controlling behaviour, more than £30m new funding for domestic abuse refuges, and a review of the way the family courts treat survivors of domestic abuse and their children.
Prior to this, Polly was Executive Director of External Relations and Communications at Action for Children, one of the UK’s largest charities. By profession Polly is a journalist, with her last media job having been as editor of Community Care, where she win awards for both journalism and campaigns.