Retirement Village Association CEO Jane Holdsworth is leaving the organisation after a busy 12 months in the role.

Ms Holdsworth said she moving on with a sense of accomplishment and positive memories from her time working alongside the fast-growing industry.

“This has been a fantastic experience for me to work with so many passionate and committed people,” Ms Holdsworth in an RVA statement.

“Few people outside our industry realise how vibrant it is as well as the commitment and dedication displayed by our members and staff. It has really been my pleasure to serve and lead the RVA over the past year.”

Acting CEO and RVA board president, Simon Owen said Ms Holdsworth left the organisation in better condition than when she started.

“Jane came to the RVA in March 2008 and built upon the solid foundation left by her predecessor,” he said.

“Significantly she worked with her team to increase membership by more than 8 percent with a 38 percent increase in National Associate memberships.”

Ms Holdsworth’s other achievements include the implementation of a national fee structure, establishing a series of Australia-wide industry investment forums and setting up the inaugural RVA National Business Excellence Awards which will be presented next year.

It is understood that there are no immediate plans to recruit a replacement CEO. The RVA statement said the organisation would be finding a replacement “…later this year”.

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