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The Anglican Communion Office appoints Public Engagement Director

Posted on: February 2, 2024 3:58 PM
Janet Miles, Director of Public Engagement

The Right Revd Anthony Poggo, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion has announced today the Anglican Consultative Council’s appointment of Janet Miles to the role of Public Engagement Director for the Anglican Communion Office (ACO). 

The ACO is the official Secretariat to the Anglican Communion - a global network of Anglican churches active in more than 165 countries. Joining the Secretary General’s team, Janet will oversee public engagement (communications, digital, fundraising), to grow profile and support. 

Bishop Anthony said: 

‘Now over one year into my work as Secretary General, I am excited to have created this new Public Engagement role. The ACO has a diverse portfolio of work, which involves supporting the Anglican Consultative Council, the Primates Meeting, the Lambeth Conference and The Archbishop of Canterbury; representing Anglicans at the UN; facilitating ecumenical and interfaith dialogues; collaborating with the Anglican Alliance in response to human need and supporting Anglican Commissions and Networks on themes including science and faith; the environment; peace and reconciliation and more. 

‘I see the Public Engagement role as playing a vital part in growing awareness and support for the ACO as an enabling team, here to serve and strengthen the life of the Anglican Communion.’ 

Janet joins the Anglican Communion Office having been Head of Communications for the Lambeth Conference. Previously, she has worked in communications and engagement roles in the charity sector, including Livability, The Children’s Society and The Salvation Army.  

Janet said: ‘I am delighted to be appointed to this position and am looking forward to working with the ACO team and communion partners around the world.’