It's all change at the helm of the Ramblers with the appointment of Vanessa Griffiths as new Chief Executive.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Ramblers, who do so much to protect our right to access Britain’s countryside and historic path network" she said.
"This is an exciting time for the charity, with lots of opportunities to get more people walking and enjoying the many benefits that walking can bring."
“I am a keen walker myself and look forward to helping people connect with the beautiful landscapes Britain has to offer. The Ramblers has a proud history of involving people in protecting our paths and countryside for future generations, and I’m looking forward to working with the staff, members and volunteers who make the Ramblers what it is today.”
With more than 10 years experience in the charity sector, Vanessa Griffiths joins the Ramblers from National Trust Wales. Prior to this she was a senior civil servant in the Welsh government, responsible for economic development and business support. Her appointment follows the departure in July 2016 of previous Ramblers chief Benedict Southworth.