Introducing our new Head of Operations, Andy Brock-Doyle

Introducing our new Head of Operations, Andy Brock-Doyle

We’re pleased that Andy Brock-Doyle has started as our new Head of Operations. Andy will be supporting us to be as effective as we can in all of our work and has a wealth of experience supporting environmental organisations. Read his blog below.

I am really excited about taking up this new position as Head of Operations for the Chilterns Conservation Board. The work the Board does in partnership with a range of critical stakeholders to conserve and enhance the special qualities of the Chilterns and to help people to understand and enjoy them is not only really important but something that is close to my heart.

I’m looking forward to the opportunity to support the organisation, and the people who work here, to deliver even more effectively than they do at the moment. Whether I’m working with those running landscape programmes or those equally critical people helping this to happen through driving our HR, finance and admin – it’s a privilege that I take very seriously.

My career started leading field research, especially around birds and vegetation in Uganda. I have managed a number of integrated conservation and development programmes in Africa working with numerous communities to sustainably improve the way in which they interact with the landscape to not only protect its conservation value but to improve livelihoods.

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Along the way I have picked up a Masters in Protected Landscape Management and my last role in this area was working for the The RSPB  as their Chief Technical Advisor in Sierra Leone, helping manage the first ever REDD+ project in West Africa. The most significant thing my work in this area has taught me over the years is that any successful landscape outcome needs to deliver for both for the environment and also for people who live in and care for that environment.

Over the last 20 years I have also worked for many organisations to support them to improve their effectiveness in delivering their strategy. This includes leading organisational effectiveness, transformation and change. As such I am hoping to be able to combine both strands of my work to date to bring real value and support to the Board, our staff and partners.

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