Janette O’Neill became Chief Executive of USPG in 2011
Janette is the first woman to take the helm at USPG, and she is our first non-ordained General Secretary since the early eighteenth century.
She came to USPG bringing extensive experience of working with Anglican Churches in Africa.
She supported the setting up of Hope Africa, the social development programme of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
In this role, she designed the first phase of Nets for Life, a malaria control programme operating through 17 national churches in Africa.
Between 2000 and 2011, Janette was a Senior Director with Episcopal Relief and Development – the international development arm of the Episcopal Church of the United States.
Janette is married to Derek. They have two sons.