New head for Wildlife Trust

Environmental group appoint new Chief Executive.

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country’s new Chief Executive takes over next week and cannot wait to get started with the challenge of taking forward The Trust’s ambitious plans.

Georgia Stokes is joining The Wildlife Trust from Northfield Ecocentre, which she has led successfully for the past six years. Having brought such projects as Cycle South Brum and Urban Harvest to fruition there, she is now looking forward to working in a new area.

About her new role, she says: “The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is a brilliant organisation with a track record in delivering projects to benefit local wildlife that is unrivalled, so I cannot wait to get started.

“There is a lot of work to do to ensure that we build on the superb achievements of the last few years and ensure that everyone knows what we are doing, but also what they can do to help local wildlife. We want to create more great places for wildlife because the benefits of this can be felt in everyone’s health, happiness and even in bringing an economic boost to the area.”

Nick Hammond, who has been The Trust’s acting Chief Executive for the past year says: “I feel very happy to be handing over to Georgia, as she has all the skills needed to build on the very good foundation here. There are some exciting possibilities for enhancing green spaces and nature in Birmingham and the Black Country and The Wildlife Trust can achieve some great things.”

With over 10,000 members and hundreds of volunteers, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has a strong presence across the local area. Their work includes managing nature reserves, working with community groups to improve green spaces and delivering education projects with kids and adults to develop their enjoyment and understanding of the natural world. They have ambitious plans to grow further and get many more people involved with helping local wildlife.