Corinne Pluchino announced as new chief executive of Campaign for National Parks

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1 March 2019

Corinne Pluchino has been announced as the new chief executive of the only national charity dedicated to protecting and improving the National Parks of England and Wales.

Corinne comes to Campaign for National Parks with extensive experience of senior leadership roles in both the charitable and private sectors. This has included roles at Marie Curie and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Corinne has a lifelong interest in environmental issues and rural affairs. She supports and volunteers for several organisations and is a Trustee of CPRE. Corinne will take up the post in May.

Corinne Pluchino

Corinne Pluchino, the new chief executive of Campaign for National Parks. 

Corinne said: “I am excited to take on the challenge of leading Campaign for National Parks at this historic time. For many years Campaign for National Parks has punched well above its weight for a charity of its size.”

“I am looking forward to meeting with the many National Park Authorities, public bodies and partners who care for our incredible National Parks, and deepening my knowledge of the many issues impacting on these unique and precious places. And of course I’m looking forward to getting out into the beautiful Parks themselves!”

2019 is a historic year for Campaign for National Parks, being the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Act of Parliament that gave us National Parks, as well as the expected reporting of the Glover review of England’s designated landscapes.

In recent years the charity has campaigned on a number of issues to improve the Parks including a report calling for major changes to wildlife conservation and a report calling for an end on the over-use of private cars in the Parks. It has also campaigned successfully to stop inappropriate and damaging developments.

Janette Ward, chair of Campaign for National Parks said: “On behalf of the board and members of Campaign for National Parks, I’d like to give a big welcome to Corinne. Her experience of leading transformative change in charities and her passion for the countryside shone during the recruitment process.”

“With Corinne leading Campaign for National Parks I know we can go even further in our mission to safeguard the most special places in England and Wales for generations to come.”