JRCT welcomes Celia McKeon as new chief executive
1 August 2019
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Celia McKeon as our new chief executive.
Celia has been appointed to oversee a significant period of development for JRCT following our decennial review, which included plans to significantly increase annual grant spending from £7 million to over £10 million.
She will take over from trust secretary Nick Perks, who earlier this year announced his intention to step down from the role after seven years.
Celia is a co-founder and coordinator of the peacebuilding network Rethinking Security and previously worked as assistant trust secretary at JRCT and as a policy director at the international peacebuilding organisation Conciliation Resources.
Celia will start her new role in September.
Helen Carmichael, chair of trustees, said: “We are thrilled to confirm Celia as our new chief executive. Celia’s experience and strong track record on strategy, grant-making, leadership and communications are exceptional and her values align well with the Trust.
“We’re extremely grateful to Nick for his work steering JRCT so capably for the last seven years.
"His most recent work to lead the Trust through its decennial review has been crucial to planning our strategy for the future and leaves us in a strong position to hand over to a very worthy successor.”