Julie Bentley is to step down as chief executive of Action for Children after 18 months in the role.
Bentley said on Twitter today that she was leaving for personal reasons, but did not provide further details.
2/2: They have consistently inspired me and made me feel proud. I am honoured to have served them these past 18 months and I will remain a passionate champion and supporter of their vital work for children & young people & families— Julie Bentley (@juliebentley) February 14, 2020
A spokeswoman for Action for Children said Bentley would leave at the end of the month.
Carol Iddon, the charity's deputy chief executive, will take over while a longer-term interim chief executive is found.
Before that, she was chief executive of the sexual health charity the Family Planning Association, now fpa, and spent almost five years in the same position at the personal safety charity the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
The spokeswoman for Action for Children said: “We can confirm that chief executive Julie Bentley has resigned from the charity.
“She is stepping down for personal reasons. The board of trustees has accepted her resignation with sadness and thanks her for her dedication and commitment over the past 18 months.
“She has been an incredibly visible front-line chief executive, inspiring staff across the UK. 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.”