USPG says farewell to CEO and seeks her successor
CEO Janette O’Neill will be stepping down after six years at the helm of USPG.
Janette, who came to USPG from a background of extensive experience in international development, was the first woman and first lay person to lead USPG.
USPG Chair of Trustees Canon Chris Chivers said: ‘I should very much like to pay tribute to Janette for the way in which she has inspired such a vigorous development of the programmatic life of USPG.
‘She has made a lasting difference in the life of so many people by the way in which she has built on the strength of our global partnerships. We all wish her a happy retirement.’
Ms O’Neill said: ‘It has been a real honour to help steer USPG over these past six years with the support of a very able and committed team of colleagues.
‘I believe USPG and our partners in the Anglican Communion are at the cutting edge of mission today. Together we have brought in people from the margins to share their prophetic, pastoral and compassionate dimensions to mission.’
She added: ‘I look forward to the next stage of my life, with all of the opportunities it brings for time to spend with family friends and local community, but I will continue to watch and support USPG with great interest, helping in whatever ways I can as USPG continues to encourage churches to fulfil their mission.’
For Ms O’Neill’s successor, USPG is looking for an effective leader with strong links to the Anglican Communion as either an ordained or lay person.