Community Foundation deputy CEO takes top job at conservation charity

Sandra King, the former chief philanthropy officer and deputy chief executive of Tyne and Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation has been named as CEO for the Beaver Trust.

She has taken up the top job this week at the charity, which supports the restoration of beavers into Britain’s rivers.

Her first role will be working to restore beavers in the Northumberland landscape, based at the National Trust in Wallington.

“Working in partnership with land managers is one of the many aspects of my new role that I am really looking forward to. Wallington is my local National Trust site, and I was thrilled to be invited to spend my first day in the job learning all about their ambitious plans for nature restoration.

“It is incredible to think that we may have beavers back in Northumberland this year, and that I am going to be able to follow the project so closely.”

She has also worked as a chief officer for North Tyneside Community Health Council and had a four-year stint as a health promotion specialist in North Yorkshire.

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