Appointment of a new Chair

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Following Tim Parker’s decision to step down as our Chair after seven years in the position, the process for appointing a successor is now underway.

The appointment of a new Chair is made by the National Trust Council, which is made up of 36 members who have a range of expertise in everything from education and agriculture to nature and the built environment. Half are elected direct by National Trust members and half are appointed by organisations which have a connection to the Trust – we call these organisations Appointing Bodies. 

A new Chair is appointed by the Council on the recommendation of its Nominations Committee which was established for this purpose. The Committee is led by the Council’s Senior Member.

We have appointed independent search consultants Odgers Berndtson to assist us, to whom applications should be sent by no later than 10 October. Long-listed candidates will be invited to attend a preliminary interview with Odgers Berndtson in the weeks commencing 25 October and 1 November. Final interviews and assessments with the National Trust will take place in November.

For information about this opportunity, who we are looking for and how to apply, please view or download the candidate pack.

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