Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

17 Oct 2014 | Alice Sharman

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, has been appointed the chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, while Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has been appointed vice-chair.


Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

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