Welcoming our new Chief Executive

Jimmy’s is delighted to welcome Natasha Davies as our new Chief Executive from 1st May.

‘I am thrilled to be joining Jimmy’s Cambridge. With homelessness sadly on the rise, and an increasing need to provide support services, I am committed to ensuring the future of Jimmy’s for the people we support, and our incredibly talented and committed staff and volunteers. I’m looking forward to spending time getting to know and understand our people, so we can collectively work to build and develop the organisation together.’ 

Natasha joins Jimmy’s Cambridge from the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) where she held the post of Head of Business Performance and Strategic Services. Natasha led diverse teams supporting maritime policy, assurance, performance, systems support, asset decision making, strategic projects and the RNLI’s Operations Room. Natasha was also the RNLI’s first ever lead for Women in Search and Rescue, pioneering international opportunities for operational women and was Maritime UK’s honorary lead for Working Parents, sitting on the National Diversity Task Force.

Natasha started her career in the voluntary sector working on consortia programmes with RSPB, BBC, RNIB and British Red Cross. She then moved on to work in the NHS on Practice Based Commissioning, and the national Health Visitor Target (under the Cameron Government), before moving over to NHS England in 2012 to support the set-up of the organisation, Board and policy initiatives.

In 2016 Natasha joined NHS Health Education England to lead on the creation of the National Volunteering Strategy and led the National Volunteering Unit. The Unit aims to support, develop, design and promote education, training and development opportunities for all volunteers within the NHS. Natasha also led programmes on carers, family and faith.

Natasha lives at home with her husband, son, and three rescue dogs. She is an Ministry of Justice appointed Lay Observer with an interest in women and girls in the criminal justice system, and is a PhD candidate, researching female participation in emergency response volunteering.

With Jimmy’s approaching its 30th anniversary in 2025 we look forward to welcoming Natasha to the team at this pivotal time and wish her all the luck in her role!