Garden Organic appoints James Campbell

Garden Organic has appointed James Campbell as its new chief executive, joining from the Earthwatch Institute, where he was acting chief development officer. He joined the Earthwatch Institute in 2008 as the head of global corporate programmes, managing their HSBC Climate Partnership programme.

He took up the role of international director of corporate development in 2011 before becoming acting chief development officer in 2012. Prior to his time at the Earthwatch Institute, he spent 10 years working for the Home Office and Department for Education and Skills (DfES), principally in a number of sustainability roles, including working as sustainability lead for the Learning and Skills Council.

He will begin his new role in November 2013, when he will take over from the current chief executive Myles Bremner, who is moving on to become director of the School Food Plan, the new Government initiative designed to increase the quality and take up of school meals and encourage pupils to learn about how to grow their own food.

Campbell said: "I am excited to be joining Europe’s leading organic gardening and growing charity.

"I am looking forward to building on current successes, particularly engaging with children and young people who will be the future of the organic movement, maintaining research and development initiatives and connecting with a range of new opportunities, particularly in suburban and inner city communities."

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