The British Youth Council is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new Chief Executive, Jo Hobbs. Jo joins the organisation from Girlguiding where she is currently the Operations Director and will start with the British Youth Council in November.
Jon Foster, Chair, British Youth Council said: “On behalf of the board of trustees, I am delighted to announce that Jo Hobbs will join the British Youth Council in November this year as our new Chief Executive.
“From the moment you first meet Jo her passion for empowering young people is clear. Joining us from Girlguiding, one of our largest national members, Jo understands how the British Youth Council works and the impact our organisation can have; we have great confidence in her vision for British Youth Council ‘s future.
“James Cathcart has been an incredible servant for the British Youth Council, young people and the youth voice sector over the last 8 years. We believe Jo Hobbs is the right person to continue the progress James has made and lead us into the next great chapter in the British Youth Council history.”
Jo Hobbs, incoming Chief Executive, British Youth Council said: “I am thrilled to be taking up the role of Chief Executive at the British Youth Council. I believe in the power of youth participation and the importance of them having a place at the table in any decisions that affect their lives. I am looking forward to working with the amazing young people who are part of the British Youth Council, the fantastic staff team, and our members and partners to ensure that more young people feel empowered to make their voice heard and to make a positive difference in their communities. I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead the British Youth Council through its next phase of development.”