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Chief Executive's 'Immense pride' at receiving award

Release Date: 13 Dec 2018

Javed Khan has expressed his ‘immense pride’ at receiving a Middle East Business Leaders award.

The 55-year-old is the son of Kashmiri immigrants who could neither read nor write when they arrived in the UK.

He has headed up the UK’s largest children’s charity since 2014, and won the accolade of Leadership Excellence in Children Humanitarian Services to ‘honour his dedication towards children’.

The Chief Executive of Barnardo's is a passionate advocate of the charity's philosophy: incredible things happen when you believe in children.

Mr. Khan said:

I am immensely proud to have been able to help improve the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people through my work as Barnardo’s Chief Executive.

Tackling the very real problems that children and young people face is our day-to-day focus at Barnardo's. I am proud to lead an organisation that improves the lives of children every day.

I am passionate about making a difference to society, and I’m humbled to be recognised by the Middle East Business Leaders awards for my thirty years of work in the public and voluntary sector.”

Javed Khan is a leading figure in the UK public and voluntary sectors.

He grew up in Birmingham and his comprehensive education then led to him gaining a mathematics degree and then on to teaching.

His previous roles include chief executive at Victim Support, Executive Director at London Serious Youth Violence Board and Director of Education at Harrow Council.

The award was presented at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane London, on 3rd December 2018.

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