Changes to Canal & River Trust executive team

Julie Sharman Julie Sharman has taken on the role of chief operating officer at the Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust has made changes to its executive team structure to simplify how it works.

As part of an effort to ensure security and sustainability, boating will now be the responsibility of Julie Sharman, director of asset management since 2016, who takes on the role of chief operating officer and will be accountable for all day-to-day operations, performance and service delivery, and for local engagement through the trust’s waterway teams.

Richard Parry, chief executive at the trust, said: “As we look ahead, we need also to acknowledge that there is much more to do, with an exciting opportunity to expand on our progress to date, and a critical need to address the significant risks that we still face.”

Sustainability focus

Stuart Mills takes on a wider role as chief investment officer, responsible for the trust’s main income streams, including charitable fundraising. Museums will also come under Mr Mills’ responsibility.

Heather Clarke becomes strategy, impact and engagement director, with responsibility for brand, marketing and public affairs, in addition to her current responsibilities for strategy and planning.

Simon Bamford will take on the role of asset improvement director, responsible for delivering the trust’s long-term asset programmes – both through its direct services teams and its contractors.

Mike Gooddie becomes people director and Sandra Kelly remains as finance director, with no change to the scope of their roles.

Ian Rogers, who has been overseeing boating, will be leaving after succeeding in establishing a greater customer focus in three years with the charity.

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