Javed Khan

Javed Khan

Chief executive, Barnardo's

Javed Khan joined Barnardo's as chief executive in the spring of 2014.

As a British Pakistani, he is the first non-white CEO in Barnardo’s 150-year history.

Before that he was CEO of Victim Support for nearly four years.

Prior to this role he worked at the Government Office for London where he was the executive director to the London Serious Youth Violence Board, a senior civil service role.


In December 2003 Khan joined London’s Harrow Council, as director of education. In 2007 he took on the role of Harrow’s director of community and cultural services.

He was previously assistant director of education in Birmingham, and prior to that he spent 27 years as a maths teacher. 

Wearing other hats Khan is a non-judicial board member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales, a member of the Advisory Board for the Children’s Commissioner, a lay member on a London Clinical Commissioning Group and a Commissioner on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing Commission.

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Barnardo’s income up 11 per cent

Barnardo’s has seen its total income increase by 11 per cent to £285.8m, according to its annual accounts for the year 2013/14.

Eamonn Homes interviewed Javed Khan about the Rotherham child abuse scandal

Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan refused to call for the resignation of South Yorkshire Police Commissioner and former head of Rotherham Council Children's Services Shaun Wright in a Sky News interview last week, despite being asked ten times by interviewer Eamonn Holmes whether Wright should go.

Javed Khan to join Barnardo's as planned

Barnardo’s has closed its investigation into allegations about  Javed Khan’s involvement in an armed land dispute having “found no evidence to substantiate” them.

Javed Khan, chief executive, Victim Support

Barnardo’s is still looking into allegations made in the press that its incoming chief executive Javed Khan was involved in an armed dispute in Pakistan, the charity said today.

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