Photo of Vicky Browning smilingVicky is a much-respected voluntary sector leader who headed up civil society leadership body ACEVO as Chief Executive for over five years. Other charity sector roles include interim CEO of cross-sector collaboration body the Whitehall & Industry Group, and CEO of comms membership organisation CharityComms. Vicky has also worked in the private sector, most notably for 16 years at independent publishing company Haymarket, initially as a journalist before moving into the business side as a publishing director. In 2023 she was awarded an OBE for services to the charity sector.

Her personal values are service, professionalism, collaboration, creativity and humour, which she believes align well with POhWER’s PEOPLE values. She believes that a clear and relentless focus on the charity’s vision and mission is key to maximising resources and driving impact. She understands that POhWER is fiercely protective of its independent voice and she aims to follow the practice of candour – combining honesty with compassion.

Vicky has joined POhWER as an interim CEO prior to the recruitment of a permanent post holder.