Trust appoints new CEO

Trust appoints new CEO

The Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Tim Graham as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Tim is moving from his current post as Chief Executive of the Manx Wildlife Trust. Prior to that he managed a complex partnership programme at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and was Biodiversity Manager at Lancashire Wildlife Trust. His background is in environmental biology and his specific conservation interests include landscape-scale conservation and restoration.

Tim will start in post at the end of November and succeeds Simon Bentley, who has been Trust Director since 2001 and is taking up a new role as Project Director for Leicester Cathedral Revealed - a major £11.3m project to restore the Cathedral, protecting its historic setting and renewing its sacred spaces.

Tim said:

“With such a legacy, I’m excited to have the privilege to work with everyone involved at Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust. More than ever we need to be enabling nature’s recovery, and I can’t wait to move back to the UK and pick up the role from Simon’s safe hands. Who wouldn’t love such an opportunity!”