Paul Rees has been appointed as the Director of Communications at the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). He joins from the National Housing Federation, where he has worked for the last four years as Head of Campaigns and Communications.
Before that he was Head of Communications at the Home Office, where he led communications for the National Offender Management
Service. He has also worked as Head of Communications at the Zahid Mubarek public inquiry and Director of Communications at the lecturers’ trade union, the AUT (now UCU).
Rees began his career in journalism, working as a reporter for a range of national newspapers including the Times and Evening Standard, as well as for BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4. He also served as Director of Communications at the Victoria Climbié public inquiry and Head of Communications at the Ramblers Association (now Ramblers), where he played a key role in the successful right to roam campaign.
He takes up his new role at CAF at the end of August, reporting to John Low, CAF Chief Executive. He will lead on CAF’s communications strategy with specific responsibility for internal communications, events, media relations, policy and research.
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