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Welcoming Peter Harlock

We are delighted to welcome Peter Harlock as our new chair!

Our Chief Executive, Peter Holloway writes:

“I am delighted that Peter Harlock has been chosen to be the Chair of PF’s Board.

“This is such a key role for our mission and I have already seen Peter’s tremendous warmth and generosity of character, good knowledge of the charity sector from executive positions and governance roles.”

“Peter has already shown his passion for those in prison as a PF volunteer and I am sure that he will create calm and safety while Prison Fellowship seeks to continue improving and evolving our programmes, partnerships and overall organisational impact in the years ahead.”

On his appointment, Peter Harlock says,

“This is a time of both great challenge and opportunity in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). I believe that Prison Fellowship through its 3,000 volunteers, expert support team and the even higher level of trust built up with HMPPS during the pandemic is well placed to continue to demonstrate God’s love practically in prison.

“Through existing and new services, and in active partnership with chaplaincy teams, we will change the course of lives of people in prison.”

Peter Harlock replaces Fran Beckett who stepped down as Chair in April having served in the role for five years. We are very grateful to Fran for all she has contributed to support our ministry. We would also like to thank David Cooke who stepped in as Acting Chair during the recruitment process.

Download the Press Release, or visit our Trustees page for more information. 

“I can honestly say that I never had as much satisfaction when I worked as I do now as a volunteer.” — Arthur, Chaplaincy Support volunteer

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