New chief executive of Trees for Cities appointed

International urban woodland charity Trees for Cities has appointed David Elliott as its new chief executive.

Image: Trees For Cities
Image: Trees For Cities

Elliott, who will become only the third chief executive in the charity's 23-year history from January, has 10 years of experience in the international NGO sector and has been a trustee of both the International Tree Foundation and the African Conservation Foundation. He replaces Sharon Johnson.

Chair of trustees Graham Simmonds said: "This is an exciting time for David to join us as we build on Edible Playgrounds, Urban Woodlands and our initiatives to plant trees and green cities worldwide."

Elliott said: "The impacts and importance of planting and promoting urban woodland and green spaces are so wide-ranging, and with over half of the world's population now living in cities – a percentage that is only projected to increase – the organisation's mission is ever more vital."

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