[E]den Rivers Trust has announced that Elizabeth Radford is to join the trust in December 2017 in the new role of Chief Executive Officer.
Elizabeth brings a wealth of international conservation knowledge and senior level strategic and management experience to the trust.
Since graduating with a First in Botany from the University of Wales, and an MSc from Edinburgh University, Elizabeth has spent the last eighteen years developing, managing and sustaining large conservation projects with multiple partners, holding senior positions at Plantlife International and most recently at RSPB, where she was Senior UK Overseas Territories Officer.
Elizabeth said: “I am thrilled to be joining Eden Rivers Trust – a committed and dynamic conservation organisation whose holistic, community-focused approach to river conservation I deeply admire. I look forward to working with the Trust’s existing and new partners and its many volunteers; to build on the innovation shown to date, and realise the continued improvement in health of all the rivers in the Eden catchment.“
Charles Ecroyd, Chair of Trustees, added: “Charities, such as ourselves, are operating in an increasingly uncertain world, where competition for funding is fierce. The challenge we face over the coming months and years is to ensure that we remain financially resilient so that we can continue to deliver our wide range of innovative, practical conservation and community engagement projects.
“To meet this challenge, we are delighted to welcome Elizabeth to the team in the newly-created role of Chief Executive Officer. Her experience and skills will complement our existing staff and trustee expertise, placing us in a strong position to deliver our ambitious business strategy and plan.”