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Our people

Led by our Chief Officer’s Group (COG), Catch22 is made up of 1,000 people from across the country, brought together by common values.

Any success that Catch22 has is down to our people. We reflect the communities we work in, and we believe that diversity makes us stronger. But one thing runs through us all: a belief that people can thrive if they have a good place to live, good people around them and a clear purpose in life.

Naomi Hulston, Chief Executive Officer

Naomi is CEO of Catch22, leading the team of 1,500 staff and volunteers to support 160,000 people nationally every year.

Naomi has more than 23 years’ experience in strategic and operational roles in the public and private sectors. She has been with Catch22 for over 20 years, and has held 14 different positions in that time, progressing from a volunteer to Chief Operating Officer in 2017.

Prior to joining Catch22, Naomi worked on projects delivering and managing youth work, early intervention and prevention services for young people at risk of social exclusion.

Naomi is a Co-Chair of Bayes DEI Council and part of the Youth Endowment Fund’s Governing Committee.

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Nigel Richards, Chief Finance Officer

Nigel is responsible for our corporate governance, risk and financial sustainability. He’s the steady hand who ensures that we manage our resources effectively, and that we run a stable and well funded organisation.

Nigel joined Catch22 in 2012. He was previously at Working Links, where he was the Director for Financial Planning and Analysis.

Nigel is a Fellow of the ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, and a School Governor.

Christina Duru, Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Christina, oversees both the People and Governance functions for the Catch22 group. Christina will play a leading role in supporting delivery of the business plan through the Catch22 People strategy, as well as fostering a culture of robust governance through the effective management of organisational compliance and mitigating risks.

Christina has over 10 years’ experience working in a variety of sectors delivering HR expertise. She joined Catch22 in September 2015. Prior to joining Catch22, Christina worked in the higher education and professional services sectors, operating as a strategic business partner, providing commercial HR advice to senior leadership teams.

Andy Canniford, Chief Development Officer

Andy oversees Catch22’s Business Development, Partnerships, Evidence and Insight, Communication and External Affairs functions.

With over 10 years in the charitable sector, Andy has a strong track record of developing and implementing strategies for sustainable growth. Prior to joining Catch22, he was Commercial Director at Shaw Trust where he oversaw significant growth, robust commercial principles, and the development of innovative operating models to meet the changing need of people and place.

Andy believes positive impact is best achieved through partnership and has a wide range of experience in developing organisational strategies for engagement and relationship building with stakeholders, commissioners and third sector organisations alike.

Dan McCormack, Chief Operating Officer

Dan is a believer in strong social purpose underpinned by robust, transparent commerciality.  He has spent over 20 years in operational roles across the employability, justice and skills sectors, delivering services through direct, partnerships and community based delivery.

He spent 10 years with Working Links, designing and delivering large Employment, Skills and Justice services across the UK and Ireland.

More recently, Dan was part of the team which led our Joint venture company Jobs 22, working on the successful bid to deliver the Flagship DWP Restart programme before moving to lead all operational services as Chief Operating Officer.

Dan enjoys challenging, complex environments whilst bringing people and services together to deliver the best possible experience and outcomes for service users.