Claudia Sturt will take up the role in May 2021 replacing Colin Allars, who recently announced his retirement.
Chair of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) Keith Fraser said:
The Board and I are pleased to announce that Claudia Sturt has been appointed as the new CEO for the Youth Justice Board.
Claudia brings to the YJB a significant amount of experience and insight, having worked in prisons and offender management for over 28 years. She was appointed as the first Director of Security, Order and Counter Terrorism at the National Offender Management Service, and before that was Governor in a number of prisons.
Our work at the YJB aims to achieve better outcomes for children. We have recently set out our strategic plan and our vision for a youth justice system that sees children as children, and enables them to reach their potential. Claudia joins us at an important moment, and we very much look forward to working with her to deliver this work.