George Levvy, who will now lead the Board of Trustees, is an experienced trustee who was previously Chief Executive of the Motor Neurone Disease Association and is currently Chair of Rewilding Britain.
The other two newcomers are Miles Evans – who has led Thames Water's communications and stakeholder engagement for the past six years – and Andrew Bennellick, the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Head of Land and Nature Policy.
All three took up post at BBOWT’s AGM on Saturday. Their appointments come at a key time for the trust as it launches its new Strategic Plan for 2021-26, called Wilder.
Estelle Bailey, Chief Executive of BBOWT, said:
"As a Trust, we are delighted to welcome all three of our new Trustees. I know from experience that every single member of staff at BBOWT works hard to protect nature across our three counties and our Trustees play a pivotal role in making sure we stay on track to achieve our vision of more nature everywhere. Each of our new Trustees brings a wealth of experience from different sectors.”