Award for Reach Volunteering chief executive

Janet Thorne


Reach chief executive Janet Thorne has been awarded the ACEVO Fellowship, alongside five other charity chief executives.

The charity leaders’ network ACEVO has named the five people chosen to receive the prestigious ACEVO Fellowship, one of whom is our very own Reach chief executive, Janet Thorne. 

The ACEVO Fellowships champion inspirational and emerging leaders from across the country. Fellowships are awarded to those whose work has been identified by their peers as outstanding, and whose achievements deserve greater recognition. Each Fellow receives a fully funded bursary place on the Leadership Trust’s flagship Leadership in Management Programme worth £4,200 + VAT, a personalised development plan and mentoring. 

The five winners are:

Jolanta Lasota, chief executive, Ambitious about Autism
Kevin Kibble, chief executive, nurtureuk
Arti Sharma, deputy chief executive, City Year UK
Janet Thorne, chief executive, Reach Volunteering
Becky Aldridge, chief executive, Dorset Mental Health Forum

Janet has led Reach from near death to thriving, providing inspirational leadership, vision and hard graft to take Reach through a digital transformation and build a responsive, respected charity.

Vicky Browning, CEO of ACEVO, said: “I am thrilled to announce this year’s ACEVO fellows, awarded in recognition of their exceptional leadership. The fellowships are about supporting and nurturing some of the best talent in the sector and the five winners were chosen because of their commitment, drive, vision and hunger to learn more. I can’t wait to see what this group, who have already made such a big difference, will do next.”



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