Janet Morrison (pictured) has stepped down as chief executive of Independent Age with immediate effect after nearly 12 years.
The older people’s charity said it would appoint an interim chief executive while it recruits Morrison’s replacement.
Morrison said in a statement: ‘After 12 years working at Independent Age I have come to the decision that it’s time for me to leave a job that has taught me so much over the years.
‘With the arrival of a new chairman later this year, and the start of a new five-year strategy for Independent Age, it’s time to hand over the reins to a new [chief executive] to create the roadmap for the years ahead.’
Justine Frain, the charity’s chair, added: ‘[Morrison] has overseen a transformation of the charity during her period in charge, increasing the reach and range of services provided to older people.
‘She is a passionate advocate for older people and was instrumental in founding the campaign to end loneliness.’