The Neighbourhood Watch Network (NWN) has welcomed a new CEO John Hayward-Cripps.

John is a former Director and Interim CEO of Victim Support and has worked for various charities at senior levels across England for over 20 years.

More recently John has worked as a consultant for multi-national professional services firm EY working with local authorities to drive systems and organisational change.

John’s aim as CEO is to build on the fantastic history and achievements of Neighbourhood Watch and help the movement move forward to gain new and diverse membership and then strengthen communities by embracing modern technology while keeping true to the foundations of Neighbourhood Watch.

John will lead NWN’s small staff team that supports the movement across England and Wales.