Chief executive of Action with Communities in Rural England to retire at end of March

Sylvia Brown has for 12 years led the umbrella body that promotes the development of rural communities

Sylvia Brown
Sylvia Brown

Sylvia Brown, chief executive of the umbrella body Action with Communities in Rural England, has announced that she will retire at the end of March after 12 years in the role.

Acre promotes the development of rural communities and is the national umbrella body of the Rural Community Action Network, made up of 38 local charities across England. It had an income of almost £4m in 2012 and has 16 employees.

A statement from Acre credited Brown with turning around "a failing organisation with no sustainable income".

Brown said: "It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with friends and colleagues in the national arena and I would like to thank them for the many tributes and messages I have received in recent weeks."

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