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Family Action Chief Executive, David Holmes CBE, Knighted in The New Year’s Honours List

30 December 2023

Today’s New Year’s Honours List announces that Family Action Chief Executive, David Holmes CBE will receive a knighthood in recognition of his services to children and families.

David Holmes joined Family Action as Chief Executive in 2013 and since then has transformed  Family Action to become a leading national charity supporting tens of thousands of families every year.

Sir David Holmes CBE said,

“It is such a great privilege to lead Family Action and our tremendous team of staff and volunteers. I am reminded every day when I see the impact of our work just how lucky I am to be Family Action’s Chief Executive.  I am proud of the recognition this award gives to Family Action’s tireless support of families across the country and on a personal level I feel very honoured.”

Ian Hargrave, Chair of the Family Action Board of Trustees said,

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees and of all Family Action staff and volunteers, I would like to congratulate David on this well-deserved honour. His relentless drive and commitment have seen Family Action go from strength to strength, allowing us to support more and more families in need every year.”

Read the full press release.

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