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Published 26 July 2011

The chief executive of the National Association for Voluntary and CommunityAction is to retire

next March after nine years as its leader.

Curley joined NAVCA in January 2003 after running CVS in Hull, Derby and Leicestershire. During his career Kevin has also directed volunteer programmes for VSO in Tanzania and Vietnam and was previously chief executive of Headway, the brain injury association.

Source: NAVCA

"Leading NAVCA is for me the dream job. This is a great social movement always speaking up for local voluntary action and supporting citizens who want to make their communities better places to live", said Curley.

His retirement will coincide with his 60th birthday and will enable him to spend more time working with Sengwer Aid and the Pickering Family Centre of which he is chair.

"I also want to play a part at national level in defending the independence of the local voluntary sector. And I also intend to give some energy to community organisations in Tanzania - where I lived from 1988 to 1992 - supporting sector leaders as they search for international funding," he added.

Mike Martin MBE, NAVCA's Chair, congratulated Curley for his achievements at the organisation. He said: "Under Kevin's leadership NAVCA has become a highly respected national charity which speaks for and effectively supports local charities and community groups. We are confident about NAVCA's future. We have a great reputation and a strong board and staff team. We have excellent support from 400 members which strengthens our credibility. Our finances are in good shape. We believe we will be able to attract very high calibre candidates for the CEO post."

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