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NUS announces Simon Blake as new Chief Executive

Friday 20 February 2015 NUS News

We are delighted to be able to announce that on 5 May, Simon Blake will join the National Union of Students as our new Chief Executive.

Simon joins us from Brook, the UK's largest young people's sexual health charity, where he was also Chief Executive.

Simon has previously worked at the National Children’s Bureau where he held a number of positions including Assistant Director of Children’s Development and Director of the Sex Education Forum. In 2004 Simon was seconded to the Department of Health as an advisor on children’s public health.

In June 2011 Simon was awarded an OBE for services to the voluntary sector and young people.

Commenting on his appointment, NUS President Toni Pearce said:

'I’m delighted to announce that Simon is joining us as the new Chief Executive of NUS. Simon has outstanding experience of leading complex organisations in all manner of sectors, and I am confident that he will exert the right leadership and vision so the organisation can meet its future strategic challenges and help us to improve the lives of students.'

Talking about his appointment incoming NUS Chief Executive Simon Blake said:

'I am delighted and excited to be appointed. NUS has a very important role to play in supporting students’ unions and, through them, helping the everyday lives of students. I look forward to starting in this fascinating job and building on NUS’ considerable track record.'