Appointment of new Chief Executive

July 7, 2022

The River Thame Conservation Trust (RTCT) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive (CE) to succeed the current CE Nigel Davenport.  David Fraser will start in the 2nd part of August.

David is an environmental and business professional with 23 years’ experience in the public, consultancy and charitable sectors.  David has held technical, commercial and strategic leadership roles, with a proven track record of securing and managing environmental projects as well as building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and partners.

David’s wide range of experience on environmental issues with previous employers includes freshwater and catchment issues in both technical and regulatory contexts (Natural England), consultancy (Royal Haskoning and APEM Ltd.), and research (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology).  He also has extensive experience with environmental charities in an extra-curricular capacity through his role as trustee.

David is therefore ideally placed to take on the CE role and build on Nigel’s successful tenure to consolidate RTCT’s achievements to date to respond to the opportunities and challenges ahead and to work with the Rivers Trust movement.

David says:

The nature of land and water management in the UK currently poses both unprecedented challenges and opportunities. RTCT has a key role to play in addressing those challenges, and realising the opportunities for the benefit of nature, people and businesses within the RTCT area. I am hugely excited to be joining RTCT at such a pivotal moment for the organisation and the natural environment.

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