Introducing our new Chief Executive

Introducing our new Chief Executive

17 Jul 2020

Juliet Vickery

BTO has named Professor Juliet Vickery as its new Chief Executive.

Juliet, who is currently the RSPB’s Head of International Conservation Science, said that ‘to have been trusted with this position is an enormous privilege and a hugely exciting opportunity.’ Juliet will join BTO in November, working alongside the current Chief Executive Dr Andy Clements until he steps down at the end of the year.

Juliet has a 35-year career working in conservation science, academia and the NGO sector; this includes an earlier 11-year spell at BTO, leading work on the conservation and ecology of farmland birds.

Juliet is an active member of the wider scientific community, and is currently President of the British Ornithologists' Union and part of the Government's Darwin Expert Committee. She chaired the British Ecological Society's (BES) Policy Committee for nine years and holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of East Anglia, an Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, and has been a past recipient of the BTO Marsh Award for Ornithology and the British Ornithologists' Union Ibis award.

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