Polly Neate is Chief Executive of Shelter, having been Chief Executive at Women’s Aid from February 2013-August 2017, leading Women’s Aid through significant change. Throughout Polly’s career she has influenced governments and campaigned for policy change and social justice and has been a prominent commentator both in the media and on platforms as diverse as the Oxford Union and the first Women’s March London. Between 2005 and 2013 she was Executive Director of External Relations and Communications at Action for Children. Polly is a journalist by profession and won national awards both for journalism and campaigning.
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