Rory Kennedy has been appointed as the new Director Scotland, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Rory was formerly Chair of the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) and a member of the Conservation Capital senior team, a global consultancy providing business-led conservation solutions. A chartered accountant specialising in economic development and the rural sector, he is also currently a Scottish Council Member of BASC, the Scottish Tourism Alliance and former chair of the Scottish Association for Country Sports.
As SCSTG Chair, he was the primary force behind the Scottish Government’s £1m Scottish Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund announced in February this year.
Teresa Dent CBE, Chief Executive Officer, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust said: “Rory’s extensive experience across and knowledge of the rural sector fits really well with the GWCT and game and wildlife conservation in Scotland. We are in challenging but exciting times as we all tackle the climate change emergency and move towards net zero. I look forward to working closely with Rory as the Trust moves forward.”
Rory Kennedy says: “Having long been involved in the sector, I have an immense regard for the vital work that GWCT does. It is an exciting prospect to be working with the Trust and to be part of the essential journey ahead in informing and guiding Scottish environmental land use practice and policy.”
Rory commences in post from Tuesday 8 June 2021.
Notes to editors
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity which carries out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.
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