Jools Townsend

Chief executive

Telephone: 01484 481053

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Jools oversees delivery of ACoRP’s work in line with its strategic priorities. This includes leading and supporting the team, fostering relationships with those in community rail, the rail industry and third sector, advocating for community rail nationally, and working with the board to ensure the organisation’s ongoing development.

She is a passionate believer in sustainable travel and in communities making positive change. Her career, dedicated to the third sector, includes 10 years at Brake, the road safety charity, most recently as deputy chief executive, and heading up communications and policy work at Better Start Bradford and East Thames Group, as well as a range of voluntary work.

Jools loves being outdoors, especially long walks, trail running, camping, country pubs, and attempting to grow fruit and veg in her garden.