Statement from Exmoor National Park Authority, issued 12 December 2016:
Exmoor National Park Authority has appointed Sarah Bryan as their new Chief Executive, after a rigorous selection process with a national advertising campaign resulting in 70 applicants,
Sarah has been Head of Conservation and Access at the Authority for 4 years and brings a wealth of experience of National Parks and has a strong background in landscape management and conservation
Andrea Davis, Chairman of Exmoor National Park Authority said: “The Authority has always worked very closely with local communities and Sarah will continue the strong relationships that have been forged with farmers, landowners all those who live and work on Exmoor.
“I am confident that Sarah will lead the Authority successfully through the potentially challenging times ahead and raise the profile of Exmoor National Park as one of Britain’s most beautiful protected landscapes.”
Sarah will be taking up her new role on 3 January 2017.