New Chief Executive Officer


Mike Morris

Chief Executive Officer

The River Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, stretching for 220 miles from its source in the Cambrian Mountains in Powys Wales, through the counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and into Gloucestershire to the Severn Estuary. The culture and economy of the historic settlements across the catchment have been intertwined with the river through commercial navigation, fishing, water supply and trade. Today, the Severn’s rivers continue to play an essential role in supporting the wildlife, wellbeing and economy of the region.

Our current Chief Executive Officer, Mike Morris, is leaving us for a new role in July and as such, the Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint a new CEO who has strategic vision and proven leadership skills, understands the business operating imperatives that combine to make an organisation sustainable in the long term and can lead the implementation of our strategy.

Irrespective of the SRT’s status as a registered charity, it is also a business and the operation of the SRT requires strong planning, effective management, and efficient processes, as well as proactive marketing and income generation while maintaining the reputation of the Trust.

The new CEO’s leadership skills and experience should cover all of the core responsibilities that accompany the role - strategic organisational planning, business development, operational delivery, workforce development, management of resources and finance. It is expected that the new CEO will also have environmental knowledge and conservation experience.

The role presents an exciting opportunity to take SRT forward and to make significant impact in tackling environmental issues in the region, promoting the concept of integrated catchment management, and implementing the aspirations of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

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