Director to step down

After more than 18 years in the role, Simon Bentley is to step down as Director of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Simon joined the Trust back in March 2001 and during his first summer witnessed the Rutland Osprey Project achieve the first successful breeding of ospreys in England since the 1840s. The project has since gone from strength to strength, seeing the 150th chick born this year!

Simon says “I have had an amazing time at the Trust and parting will be hard but I feel that it is the right time for change, both for myself and for the organisation. The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is a wonderful charity and it has been a real honour and privilege to work alongside so many enthusiastic and talented people. The achievements of the Trust are down to the fantastic efforts and commitment from our large band of passionate volunteers, supported by a uniquely skilled and able staff team, and a knowledgeable and dedicated group of trustees. I am very proud of everything that we have achieved for both wildlife and people by working together.”

Simon would like to thank all members, supporters and volunteers for everything they do to support the work of the Trust. He says “Your support enables the Trust to make a real difference for our natural world, of which we are a key part and on which we all depend”.

Everyone at the Trust would like to wish Simon all the best for the future, he will be greatly missed. His hard work and commitment to the Trust over the last 18 years have had a huge impact on everything we have achieved.  

Simon will be leaving later this year. Recruitment is now underway for a suitable replacement. To find out more about the role click here.

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