The formal handover of the responsibilities to the new chairman will be at the Amenity Forum meeting in March. Current chairman Jon Allbutt will work closely with Moverley until March to ensure a smooth handover.
Moverley was chief executive and principal at Myerscough College in Lancashire until the end of 2005.
"I believe strongly in the need for proper representation of the amenity sector," said Moverley. "I wish to take the forum forward, building on its current work and broadening its activities in line with the needs of an expanding membership in areas such as training and skills."
Allbutt said: "This is excellent news for the Amenity Forum.
"With John's wide experience the organisation will be guaranteed to continue its valuable work and, in addition, move forward to meet new challenges."