Julie Bentley resigns as chief executive of Action for Children

The chief executive of Action for Children has announced her resignation in a social media post this morning.

After 18 months in the role, Julie Bentley cited personal reasons for her decision, while paying tribute to the charity and colleagues.

In her tweet this morning she said: “For personal reasons I have resigned from the wonderful @actnforchildren. Colleagues from across the Action for Children family are some of the very best people I have encountered in my 25-year charity sector career.”

A statement from Action for Children said: “The board of trustees has accepted her resignation with sadness and thank her for her dedication and commitment over the past 18 months.

“She has been an incredibly visible frontline chief executive inspiring staff across the UK and during her time, she’s led the work to develop a new brand, vision, mission and values as well as pioneering the launch of our Choose Childhood campaign.”

Prior to her role with Action for Children, Bentley was chief executive for both Girlguiding and the sexual health charity the Family Planning Association, now fpa.

She is also a trustee and vice-chair of NCVO and we understand she will continue in that role.

Bentley will leave at the end of this month, after a hand over to Carol Iddon, the deputy chief executive, who will lead the organisation until an interim chief executive is appointed.

Picture (c) Action for Children.