Corinne Pluchino to step down as Chief Executive

Campaign for National Parks today announced that Corinne Pluchino will be stepping down as Chief Executive in June 2020.

Corinne joined CNP in April 2019. She is relocating to be closer to her family in the south west following a change in personal circumstances.

CNP Chairperson, Janette Ward paid tribute to Corinne’s contribution to CNP’s work:

“Corinne has been very effective in leading work within CNP, and with the wider community of landscape conservation organisations, to implement CNP’s strategic plan. During her tenure, CNP’s contribution to the Government’s Review of National Parks and AONBs, led by Julian Glover, has proved highly influential in shaping the report’s recommendations. We thank her for her contribution and wish her and her family every success as she takes up a new role closer to home in Gloucestershire.”

Looking to the future for CNP, Janette Ward said:

“Our focus is firmly to the future; CNP holds a unique position as the trusted, expert advocate and torchbearer for the protection and improvement of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. Our policy work continues at pace to ensure the Glover Review does not gather dust but is now taken forward to implementation at the earliest opportunity. Although coronavirus has brought unplanned challenges for all of us, it has also brought into sharp focus the importance of nature and landscape spaces for the health and wellbeing of both planet and people. We have a generational opportunity to ensure that the promise of an emboldened vision for our national landscapes is delivered.

In the coming weeks we will put in place interim arrangements and start the recruitment process for a new Chief Executive, however our clear priority is on finding the highest caliber candidate for this important and prestigious role. The unprecedented and difficult circumstances brought about by the coronavirus will necessarily require a different approach to recruitment. We will, therefore, take the time needed to find the right person with the exceptional skills and experience to become CNP’s next Chief Executive. In the meantime, CNP’s small but brilliant team will continue to progress our strategically important work, fully supported by me and my fellow Trustees.”

Corinne Pluchino said:

“It has been a privilege to lead such a highly-respected organisation making such an important contribution to the well-being of our most beautiful landscapes for the longterm benefit of the nation. I am very proud of what the team has accomplished, and I have enjoyed working with them and the Trustee Board very much. I would like to thank all of them, and our wider community of members, friends, and partners for their support. Over the coming months I will look forwarding to working with them to ensure a smooth transition as I move on to my new role”.

Corinne Pluchino will continue in post as Chief Executive until 23 June 2020.