Sir John Low (Chair)

Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Specialism: Generalist

Term of membership: June 2018 - June 2023

Sir John is Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), a Non-Executive Director of Charity Bank and an Independent Member of Council at City University of London. Prior to joining CAF, John was Chief Executive of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) the national charity for deaf and hard of hearing people, having moved to the voluntary sector after a 20 year career in the technology industry.

He holds a PhD in Bio-Medical Physics, is a Chartered Engineer, a Companion of the Institute of Management and a Fellow of the RSA. John was awarded a CBE for services to the voluntary sector and to deaf people in 2008 and Knighted in 2017 for charitable services, and was previously an Independent Member of the House of Lords Appointments Commission, Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) and President of the Euclid Network of European social entrepreneurs and civil society leaders.