Melanie Armstrong returns to Action for Children as interim CEO

Melanie Armstrong is returning to Action for Children, this time as interim CEO, following the decision by Julie Bentley to resign as Chief Executive.

Julie Bentley announced she was stepping down on Friday 14th February for personal reasons after 18 months in the role.

Armstrong (pictured) was the Interim Managing Director of Corporate Shared Services at Action for Children until December last year and has previously held senior roles in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

A graduate of the University of Manchester, Armstrong was previously at Macmillan Cancer Support as executive director of finance, legal and audit. She has held executive roles with the London Business School and Cadbury Schweppes.

Chair of Trustees at Action for Children, Sarika Patel, said: “The Board and I are delighted to have Melanie back. She knows our organisation well and will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity, working closely with our Executive leadership Team (ELT). The search for a permanent CEO is now underway”.

Armstrong will take up the interim CEO role on March 3rd.

Picture (c) Action For Children.