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British Psychological Society announces new Chief Executive

21 December 2017

The British Psychological Society announces today that Sarb Bajwa has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive and will take up his appointment on Monday 16 April.

Nicola Gale, President of the British Psychological Society, says:

"Sarb joins us from a position as Chief Executive Officer at the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers, and has a track record of working for global professional membership/trade bodies and learned societies.  Sarb has been operating at a senior level managing relationships with Government, Industry and Academia, relationship building, sharing knowledge, and facilitating collaboration; led on strategic repositioning and organisational transformation; and has focused on ensuring members receive a high level of service. It is my belief that Sarb will bring the strategic vision to the BPS and the executive leadership capability which we need to take us forward.
 
"I'm sure you will join me in welcoming Sarb to the BPS".
Sarb is looking forward to joining the BPS and commented: 
"I am delighted to be taking on the leadership of the BPS, an organisation which represents a discipline with enormous scientific and policy influencing potential, a professional membership working in challenging professional roles, and with a dedicated and committed staff team.
 
"I have always been driven by a desire to grow and develop organisations and ensure that they make a meaningful and positive impact.  Moving from the aid sector, to legal and financial services and most recently the energy industry I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to serve, contribute and lead large professional membership bodies in some challenging political environments including internationally.  I look forward to meeting new staff and building new relationships and driving BPS forward in achieving its mission and ensuring that members are proud and honoured to be part of a trailblazing organisation.
 
"I am proud to be joining the Society.  It is an organisation that exists to make things better for people, which wants everyone to be equipped with the everyday psychological skills and knowledge to navigate a complex world, knowing themselves and others better, and to be able to access evidence-based psychology to enhance their lives, communities and wider society."

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