We’re excited to announce that the House of St Barnabas has appointed its new CEO, Rosie Ferguson. Rosie was most recently Chief Executive at Gingerbread, and previously held the same role at London Youth. Rosie is also Chair of ACEVO (the Association of Chief Executives in the Voluntary Sector) and a Trustee at the Centre for London. She will replace outgoing CEO, Sandra Schembri, who leaves the organisation after ten-years at its helm, at the end of July.

Rosie will be tasked with building on the successes of the last five years, during which time we have been operating our innovative social enterprise members’ club and integrated Employment Academy; working to support people affected by homelessness to find lasting paid work. The House of St Barnabas’ recently agreed five-year strategy will see a focus on deepening impact and supporting more Employment Preparation Programme participants into good work and a good home.

About her appointment, Rosie has commented: “I am hugely excited to join the team at the House of St Barnabas and build on the brilliant foundations that Sandra has built over the last decade. I look forward to working with the whole House of St Barnabas community to ensure we do all we can to break the cycle of homelessness.”

Jenny Watson, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the House of St Barnabas says: “On behalf of the Board, I’m pleased to welcome Rosie as our next CEO. She has a real wealth of experience in the charitable sector, and her focus on building communities and delivering impact will be crucial in the success of our refreshed strategy.

We’d like to thank Sandra for her tireless work over the last ten years and wish her every success for her future beyond the House.”

Sandra Schembri, outgoing CEO at the House of St Barnabas says: “How wonderful that someone of Rosie’s calibre will be leading The House at this exciting time. As I say goodbye and good luck to the house and move on to a new adventure – what that is I am not sure yet, I wanted to share its been an honour to have spent the last decade of my life working here. I shall be cheering very enthusiastically from the side-lines.”

The recruitment process was led by Green Park, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support.