Melanie Armstrong returns to Action for Children as interim CEO

Friday 28 February 2020

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.

She paid tribute to staff at the charity calling them ‘some of the very best people I have encountered in my 25 year charity sector career’.

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

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”.

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