SOLACE, a leading specialist charity in the UK supporting women and girls experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence, has announced that Nahar Choudhury has been appointed as the Chief Executive for Solace Women’s Aid and will be joining the team from 19th June 2023.
Nahar will bring over 20 years of experience in supporting people to live safe and independent lives and meet their individual needs. Nahar was previously Chief Executive at Hopscotch Women’s Centre in Camden and her portfolio includes leading teams focused on modern slavery, domestic abuse, housing and mental health.
Most recently, Nahar was Interim Director of Housing at Women’s Pioneer Housing and Director of Operations at Hestia. During her career, she has held multiple senior roles, specialising in operational delivery and has worked across the social care and housing sector (Nacro, Southdown Housing Association, Centrepoint, Sussex Oakleaf Housing Association). She has also been a Trustee of Mitali Housing Association which then merged with Tower Hamlets Community Housing and Chair of MOSAIC Black and Mixed-Parentage Family Group based in Brighton.
Kirsty Telford, Chair of the Trustees (Interim) said:
“Nahar brings a deep commitment to co-production work with survivors and brings an innovative and partnership approach to her roles. She has led teams through significant change, been a champion for work in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and has a strong focus on staff retention and development. We’re delighted she is joining us.”
Nahar Choudhury said:
“I am so proud to be joining Solace an organisation that has a strong reputation of working towards the elimination of violence against women and girls.
“In my career, I have chosen roles that champion women who are vulnerable and in need of additional support.”
Kirsty Telford added:
“We are confident that the appointment of a permanent CEO and Chair will bring Solace stability and security as we continue to work towards our shared goal of supporting and empowering women and their families. We look forward to welcoming Nahar to Solace.”