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Vaughan Jones

Chief Executive, Praxis

Biography

Vaughan Jones is Chief Executive of Praxis where he has worked since its formation 25 years ago. The organisation works with displaced communities – ”listening and acting through our common humanity to create and nurture reconciliation, human rights and social justice”. It is based in East London, an area of rapidly shifting demography, and delivers high quality services through one-to-one support, training and community development. It has also provided support and training in the Czech Republic and Liberia. Vaughan is currently serving on the Advisory Group to Lord Goldsmith’s review of citizenship. He is a past chair of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants. He has previously worked in the field of single homelessness and youth work and maintains a strong interest in housing issues. He received a prestigious award from the Government of Chile in recognition of support given to Chilean refugees during the dictatorship.