After a very competitive recruitment process Kirstie Hutchinson, currently Office and Business Development Manager, has been appointed as the new WRT Chief Operating Officer, Kirstie will formally take up her new role from 1st October 2023.
Kirstie commented: ‘I am deeply honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to take up the reins here at Wear Rivers Trust as Chief Operating Officer, building on the solid foundations achieved by my predecessor Peter Nailon. I have inherited a fantastic, knowledgeable team that I will lead to continue the growth of the Trust. As we move forward my focus will be building on developing collaborative and positive relationships with stakeholders, partner organisations and communities as we continue to strive to improve the health of our rivers.’
Peter Nailon will take up the transitional role of Strategic Funding Director from 1st October 2023 as part of a phased retirement process, supporting Kirstie as she progresses from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer over the next 12 to 18 months.