Emma Haddad joins the organisation following a rigorous recruitment process which took place over the summer.
She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge in supporting people who have been displaced and marginalised, joining from central Government where she was the Director General for Asylum and Protection.
Joanna Killian, chair of St Mungo’s Board of Trustees, said: “I am delighted that Emma has been appointed as our permanent Chief Executive.
“Her knowledge and experience in supporting people who have been displaced and marginalised is very relevant to our role here in supporting the most vulnerable in society and she has a clear determination to end homelessness. We all welcome her to the organisation.”
Dr Haddad said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining St Mungo’s. Its mission is hugely important to me and it will be a privilege to lead the organisation.
“In the current economic climate, the services and support we offer will be more vital than ever. I look forward to working with colleagues across St Mungo’s and with partners in the shared aim of ending homelessness.”
Ms Killian also thanked Rebecca Sycamore, who took over as the charity’s interim Chief Executive in May following the sudden death of Steven Douglas CBE, who had been Chief Executive since July 2020.
Ms Sycamore returns to her substantive role of Executive Director of Strategy and Development.
Dr Haddad begins her first week with the organisation on Monday 14 November.
The position of CEO of St Mungo’s was advertised in June, and following a rigorous selection process over the summer, the successful candidate was informed and accepted the position in early September.