Professor John Drew is a former Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (2009-2013). Before that he was Director of Social Services and Housing in the London Borough of Redbridge. Professor Drew was appointed CBE for services to youth justice in 2013. Since leaving the Youth Justice Board in 2013, he has taken on a number of non-executive and part-time roles. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire; chairs the Medway Safeguarding Children’s Board; co-chairs the North East London Children’s Resettlement Consortia; Chair of London & Quadrant Living, and the Chair of the Criminal Justice Alliance and works with the Prison Reform Trust as a Senior Associate.