Angela Salt to take top role at Girlguiding

Salt, a former director of VSO UK and head of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, will become chief executive of the charity next week

Angela Salt
Angela Salt

Girlguiding has appointed Angela Salt as its new chief executive.

Salt, a former chief executive of the former Tony Blair Faith Foundation, will take up the role next week after a year working as a consultant and philanthropy adviser.

Before joining the TBFF she was UK director at the volunteering charity VSO UK and previously spent five years as head of nations and regions at Locog, the organising committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Salt said the charity’s mission to support girls and young women was close to her heart.

"From my experience leading VSO UK and diverse engagement across the UK in the 2012 London Olympics, I understand the scale of contribution volunteers make to improving lives, serving and supporting their communities in the UK and beyond," she said.

"With 100,000 volunteers delivering guiding every week, Girlguiding is a truly inspiring charity for me to be joining."

In a joint statement, Amanda Medler, chief guide, and Catherine Irwin, chair of the charity, said: "Angela is committed to providing a platform for young voices to be heard and her experience in supporting volunteers will be invaluable to our charity.

Julie Bentley, Girlguiding’s former chief executive, stepped down in June to become chief executive of Action for Children.

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