New RJC chief executive appointed

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11 April 2019

The RJC is delighted to announce that Jim Simon has been appointed as its new chief executive.

Jim is an experienced head teacher with 21 years’ service within education. He has also worked closely with youth offending services and the police force in developing restorative practices within education and youth settings, and has been an assessor for the RJC since 2014.

Jim takes over from Chris Straker, who steps down from his role as interim chief executive.

Kerry Clamp, chair of the RJC, said:

“On behalf of the trustees, I’d like to offer a warm welcome to Jim. Beyond bringing a wealth of experience in change management, he has some very good ideas about how to take the charity forward. We are excited to work with him to set the new strategic direction of the RJC and work towards our vision of a society where high quality restorative practice is available to all. Our heartfelt thanks to Chris Straker for his passion and commitment to the RJC since he took on the interim chief executive role in August 2017 – we wish him every success in his future work as a trainer and consultant.”

 Jim said of his appointment:

“I’m looking forward to working with trustees, staff, members and stakeholders to lead the RJC’s work advocating the widespread use of all forms of restorative justice, and promote standards that will lead to safe, high-quality processes for participants.”

Jim will take up the role full-time from Monday 10 June and until then will spend one day a week at the RJC.