Dr. Javed Khan

Chief Executive, Barnardo's


Javed Khan was Chief Executive of Barnardo’s – the UK’s largest children’s charity – for seven years Barnardo’s has around 8,000 employees and many more volunteers, with a retail chain of over 700 shops making it the fifth largest charity in the UK.

As a British Muslim with Kashmiri heritage, Javed was the first non-white, non-Christian CEO in Barnardo’s 154-year history.

He is often asked to advise Government, speak on national and international platforms, and regularly appears on national media. His non-executive board roles have included NHS CCGs, Hospital Trusts, local government improvement, and a key role on the Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce. He is now chairman of the NHS Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board