CEO to leave Habitats & Heritage

Colin Cooper photo
Colin Cooper

20th July 2023


The board of trustees of Habitats & Heritage announces that Colin Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, will be departing the charity in August to take up a new role at another environmental charity in London. We all wish him the best in his new position and thank him for his stewardship of Habitats & Heritage and the impact it has on our natural and historic environment in South and West London.

Colin has been with the organisation (originally as the South West London Environment Network) since 2011 and saw it through the merger with the Environment Trust in 2020, steering the new Habitats & Heritage as it grew and developed its own identity and position of leadership within the nature conservation, heritage conservation and sustainability third sector. Colin has played an important role in establishing Habitats & Heritage at the heart of community life, building the charity’s team and capabilities and supporting a momentum around the protection of heritage assets, biodiversity and sustainable development.

Ann Hagell, Chair of Trustees said: “We congratulate Colin on his new role and the opportunities it brings to him. We are grateful for Colin’s commitment to Habitats & Heritage, particularly for his leadership during the pandemic. His passion for conservation and environmental issues has been key to our success in recent years. We will miss him but wish him well for the future.”

Colin commented “I am privileged to have led the incredible team at Habitats & Heritage, leaving it in the best possible position for the future, and look forward to many future collaborations with my colleagues and partners in the years to come.”

The board of trustees is excited about the next five-year vision for the charity and is undertaking a recruitment process for new leadership of Habitats & Heritage as it continues its progress in acting for the natural and historic environment and climate in South and West London.


Notes for Editors: Habitats & Heritage is a charity which cares for the natural and historic environment and climate in South West London. Its activities include bringing people together to learn about the environment and heritage, delivering projects which protect and enhance the local environment and heritage and encourage sustainable behaviour, and providing a capacity building service and representation for the local third sector in relation to environmental and sustainability issues. Charity No: 1140872

Contact: Ann Hagell, Chair of the Board of Trustees on 07736 064065

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