Crispin Truman to step down as CPRE chief executive in autumn
It has been announced that Crispin Truman will be stepping down as CEO of CPRE, the countryside charity, at the end of September.
In his five years leading CPRE, Mr Truman has done much to change the charity’s position to become a positive voice for the countryside, extended its political network and overseen a series of campaign and media successes.
He has also put volunteering at the heart of the organisation and created new resources and services to support and strengthen the work of CPRE’s local groups.
Mr Truman said: “It has been a privilege to lead CPRE, the countryside charity.
After five years, I have decided it is time to move on to pastures new. I joined CPRE because it brings together such a broad range of people with a shared passion for the countryside and local, public space.
“I’ve enjoyed working with a fantastic team of highly skilled and committed staff and volunteers who have, together, renewed the charity’s positive purpose and achieved a transformation of the charity’s messaging.
“CPRE, the countryside charity, has become an attractive, solutions-focused campaign for people’s enjoyment of the countryside and the huge value that brings to well-being, climate, nature and landscape.
“I have lots of plans for what’s next, so please stay in touch and watch this space. I look forward to seeing CPRE go from strength to strength”.
Simon Murray, chair of CPRE’s board of trustees, said: “Crispin has been a tireless campaigner for CPRE and has championed the charity’s positive vision for the future of the countryside and rural communities and I thank him warmly.
“He has steered the organisation through a review of purpose, launched our six-year strategy and continued CPRE’s long tradition of successful campaigning for the countryside.”
CPRE trustees are putting in place arrangements for an interim chief executive while a permanent replacement is sought.
All at CPRE Essex would like to wish Mr Truman the best for the future.