Friends of the Earth chief executive, Craig Bennett, will be moving on following five successful years and taking up the role of chief executive at The Wildlife Trusts. Craig Bennett was director of policy and campaigns at Friends of the Earth from September 2010, before taking up the role of chief executive in July 2015. During Craig’s tenure, he refocussed the organisation on its unique role of empowering communities to take action where they live to protect the planet and using that momentum to tackle the climate and ecological crisis. The impact has seen campaign successes to protect nature and the climate – with the banning of bee-harming pesticides and securing a moratorium on fracking in England – as well as growth in the movement; including over 100 new community groups set up to fight the climate crisis. Friends of the Earth’s Board will start the process of recruiting Craig’s successor shortly. Craig will be taking up his new post at The Wildlife Trusts at the start of April.
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