City of London Corporation recruits new Natural Environment Director

City of London Corporation recruits new Natural Environment Director
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The City of London Corporation has hired a new Natural Environment Director to oversee open spaces in London and southeast England.

Emily Brennan, will be responsible for overseeing the management and strategic vision of the City Corporation’s 11,000 acres of open space in London and southeast England, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, Burnham Beeches, and West Ham Park.

With over 25 years’ experience in the environmental sector, Emily, joins the City Corporation from Forest Research, where she was the Head of Centre.

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Emily served as an elected Commissioner for the 2012 Olympic Games from 2007-2010, helping to ensure that the biodiversity of Olympic venues was protected, enhanced, and enjoyed by all.

Natural Environment Director at the City Corporation, Emily Brennan, said: “It’s a real privilege to be given the opportunity to lead some of the UK’s best-loved open spaces, which play such an important role in protecting the health and wellbeing of our communities and our planet.”

Chair of the City Corporation’s Natural Environment Board, Caroline Haines, said: “Emily is a passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced leader, with expertise in nature conservation and a keen interest in community-led conservation, arts, engagement, and inclusion.”

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