New Norwood chairman Neville Kahn faces the challenge of meeting the “ever increasing demand” for the services of the children and families charity.
The 55-year-old Hampstead Garden Synagogue member will succeed David Ereira, who stands down at the end of March.
Like his predecessor, Mr Kahn has a long association with the charity, serving as a trustee, fundraising committee chair and a member of the corporate service committee. He has also participated in Norwood’s bike challenges.
He brings to the role professional expertise as the managing partner of financial advisory at Deloitte UK.
“We are focused on the development of Ravenswood village [in Berkshire], a new services strategy and a programme to ensure that we continue to provide the highest-quality services in the best environment.”
It was imperative to support “those who most desperately need it in our community — young children and their families coping with emotional and social challenges.
“The care sector is evolving quickly and I look forward to working with the wonderful staff and trustees to make sure Norwood is doing what it does best.”
Mr Ereira will continue a 25-year involvement with the charity, during which he established the highly successful Young Norwood.
“It has been a tremendous privilege to lead the Norwood board over the past five years,” he said. “I am still proud to serve in whatever capacity I can.”
Norwood presidents Lord and Lady Mendelsohn paid tribute to Mr Ereira for helping to make the charity “the truly outstanding and significant organisation it is today”.
They added that Mr Kahn had “an outstanding professional pedigree and has been involved in many important philanthropic initiatives. In Neville, we are confident we have a leader who will help us make a difference to thousands of lives.”