Announcing our new CEO

Naomi DicksonThe Board of Trustees has appointed Naomi Dickson as the new Chief Executive of Norwood. Naomi, who has held the post of CEO at Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA) for the past eight years, will join the charity in mid-January.

Naomi joins Norwood at an exciting time in the charity’s ongoing development, following Dr Beverley Jacobson’s decision to step down from her role earlier this Autumn, having steered the organisation through the pandemic and built a strong platform for its future.

Naomi is highly regarded both within and outside of the Jewish community for her advocacy and tireless campaigning on women’s rights.

As an established community and charity leader, she brings to Norwood strong leadership skills, community knowledge and significant fundraising experience, all of which made her the outstanding candidate for the role of CEO.

We look forward to her bringing her person-centred ethos to our work in empowering each individual we support to live their best possible life at Norwood.

Naomi started at JWA, the only community charity that supports Jewish women affected by domestic and/or sexual violence, in the role of Refuge Coordinator.

As CEO, she has been responsible for almost doubling the organisation’s annual income and she was recognised as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2020.

Naomi’s experience also includes roles at Jewish Blind and Disabled and the Notting Hill Housing Trust. She has served as a trustee for the Women’s Aid Federation of England and is currently a trustee for Home-Start UK and the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.