John Gladwin

John Gladwin

John Gladwin was appointed chair of the Citizens Advice Bureau in June 2009. Prior to taking up the position, John was Bishop of Chelmsford until August 2009. He is also the founding chair of the Association of Chair, which launched in October 2013. 

He has a long track record as a tireless campaigner for justice and equality throughout his career in the Church of England. As a member of the House of Lords he has spoken out often against all forms of discrimination and raised many issues affecting the poorest and most vulnerable in society.

He has extensive governance and voluntary sector experience, ranging from working at the grass roots with homeless people in Sheffield to chairing a major international development charity.

In 2008 he stood down after eleven years as chair of Christian Aid, which he led through a period of significant change. He was also the founding chair of Traidcraft, now the largest fair trade social enterprise in the UK.

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Chair of the Association of Chairs, John Gladwin

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