Catherine Johnstone CBE

Catherine Johnstone CBECatherine became Chief Executive of Royal Voluntary Service in August 2017 having joined the charity as Trustee at the start of 2017. She brings with her a wealth of experience garnered over 25 years in the third sector.

During her time as CEO of Samaritans, Catherine was responsible for building long term sustainable partnerships and delivering a five-year strategy to revitalise and future proof the charity. Her experience in engaging with volunteers at an organisation led by volunteers will be invaluable in her role at Royal Voluntary Service. Catherine was awarded a CBE in 2016 for her services to suicide prevention.

"It is a real privilege to be appointed the role of CEO at Royal Voluntary Service. Since joining the charity as trustee I have been energised by the extraordinary work that we do. Frontline service delivery, social action and volunteering have been the key passions of my career. I consider myself exceptionally fortunate to be able to work with the dedicated employees and volunteers of Royal Voluntary Service as we strive to be the best that we can be."

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