Woodland Trust appoints new CEO
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN
I am delighted to announce that, following a rigorous, externally-competitive selection process, the Board has appointed Darren Moorcroft, currently Director of Estate and Woodland Outreach, as our new CEO. He will take up the role on 1st October 2019.
Darren has shown passion, energy and focus since he joined us two years ago. The Board is confident he will make an effective leader and take the Woodland Trust strategy forward at this time of great challenge and opportunity for trees and woodland. We also want to thank Norman Starks, the Interim CEO, and the Executive Team who have worked so well together to continue our momentum since Beccy left.
Darren said “It is a privilege to be asked to lead the Woodland Trust at a time when the need for native woods and trees couldn’t be higher. As a charity fighting back against climate change and the loss of nature, we have created thousands of new woodlands across the UK, sequestering carbon and providing homes for wildlife. The environmental challenges we all face means everyone needs to play their part, whether as an individual, a community, a business leader, landowner or politician. The Trust will continue with its vision and work to provide large-scale solutions, ensuring people and nature benefit from a future that is rich in native woods and trees.”
Chairman, the Woodland Trust