Lynne Elliot announced as new Chief Executive
of the Vegetarian Society
12 March 2013
The Vegetarian Society, the voice of vegetarians in the UK, is pleased to announce Lynne Elliot as its new Chief Executive.
Lynne will be managing a team of 30 at the charity’s headquarters in Altrincham. Along with the other members of the team she will be representing and supporting the membership organisation and the UK’s two million vegetarians.
Lynne Elliot, Chief Executive, the Vegetarian Society commented that, “I am really excited to be joining the Vegetarian Society. At the moment the pound in everyone's pocket has to go further and the world’s resources are stretched. A good vegetarian diet is cheap, healthy, kind to animals and much kinder to the planet. We will be working hard over the next few years to make sure that everyone can feel good about eating less meat and helping to make a brighter future for us all.”
For the previous three years Lynne has been CEO of Salford Community and Voluntary Service. During this time she focussed on raising standards, providing research for the sector and working for its sustainability in the current challenging economic climate.
The Vegetarian Society was founded in 1847 and is an educational charity that promotes vegetarianism and gives vegetarians a collective voice. The charity organises National Vegetarian Week (20-26 May 2013), runs the Cordon Vert vegetarian cookery school, and provides services to support those pursuing a vegetarian way of life, including the Vegetarian Society Approved trademark scheme. Find out more at www.vegsoc.org
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