Farah Nazeer is announced as Women’s Aid new chief executive
Farah Nazeer has been announced as the new chief executive of Women’s Aid and will take up her position on 1 March 2021.
A charity executive with over 20 years of director-level experience, Farah is passionate about women’s rights. She has worked on women’s rights and gender issues for most of her career and is committed to feminist principles of leadership including courage, sharing of power and accountable collaboration.
Farah Nazeer, incoming chief executive of Women’s Aid, said
“I am delighted to be joining Women’s Aid as chief executive in March. It is an organisation and federation which I have greatly admired and I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience of working on women’s rights to the role. At a time when increasing numbers of women are experiencing domestic abuse, the work of Women’s Aid and the need to champion women’s rights is as urgent as ever.
I am looking forward to meeting member organisations who deliver the lifesaving work, stakeholders, and survivors of domestic abuse who are at the heart of the organisation. Together we will work towards ensuring sustainability for our lifesaving services across the country so every survivor has access to support that truly meets her needs. And, together, we will create the societal change needed to end domestic abuse.”
Sarah Hill, Chair of Women’s Aid and CEO of IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services), said
“On behalf of the Women’s Aid board of trustees, I would like to begin the New Year with the wonderful news that we have successfully appointed Farah Nazeer as the incoming Women’s Aid chief executive. Farah will be starting with us at the beginning of March, and, with her, she brings a wealth of experience of working to end violence against women and girls, and commitment to supporting our membership as we experience challenges like no other with the ongoing impact of Covid-19. We look forward to Farah meeting our members, survivors and valued supporters as we head into our 47th year.”