Kate Ashbrook, the Ramblers chair of the trustees today confirmed that the board has extended the contract of Tanya Curry, interim chief executive, until April 2022.
Having reviewed all options, including undertaking an external recruitment campaign, the board decided that extending the existing interim arrangement would be the best solution to ensure the organisation’s short-term stability and long term growth during the period of challenge and uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tanya joined the Ramblers in February 2020 following the resignation of the previous chief executive, Van Griffiths. Tanya has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector and has a deep understanding of how organisations need to perform to deliver results with impact, whilst always taking into account the complexities of organisational cultures, income generation, supporting donors, recruiting and retaining talented teams as well as the core need for excellent governance.
Kate Ashbrook, chair of the board of trustees, says:
“The board of trustees is delighted that Tanya has agreed to extend her time with us. We believe that this is the right decision for our organisation, Tanya gives us the stability and skills that we need during these challenging and uncertain times, when we must focus on increasing our membership and income, and publicising the excellent work of volunteers and staff in making the world better for walkers.”
“I am delighted to have accepted the board of trustees’ offer for me remain as interim chief executive for a longer period than initially envisaged. The Ramblers is a fantastic organisation with huge potential and I am truly enjoying working with our dedicated and passionate team of staff and volunteers.”
During the extended interim period, the board will continue to work on plans for a permanent chief executive, and a smooth transition at the end of Tanya’s contract.
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