Kristian will take over from Fauna & Flora’s current CEO, Mark Rose, who is stepping down after 30 years of leading the charity.
Mark Rose comments: “I can’t put into words how much my time at Fauna & Flora has meant to me. Over the past 30 years, our staff and partners around the globe have worked closely together to develop and refine our partnership-led conservation model, and I’ve been enormously proud to witness the impact we’ve achieved – for species, for livelihoods, for the planet.
“Today, the conservation of nature is more important – and urgent – than ever, and Fauna & Flora has an ambitious strategy to continue accelerating our conservation impact in line with the burgeoning biodiversity and climate crises we are all facing. I am proud to make way for Kristian to take over the reins during this critical time, and am confident he will be able to expertly lead the organisation towards this vision. I look forward to working closely with Kristian during the handover process and in a different capacity, as I move forward supporting Fauna & Flora’s great work as a Special Advisor to the Chair and Council of Trustees.”
Liz Rogers, Chair of Trustees, Fauna & Flora, comments: “Mark has been an exceptional leader and has played a fundamental role in ensuring that Fauna & Flora is at the forefront of the conservation work that the world so desperately needs. As we look ahead, and enter a new phase in our charity’s journey, we look forward to Kristian’s leadership and expertise, knowing he will take us forward into an exciting future. During the recruitment process, we were deeply impressed by Kristian’s extensive knowledge and experience, as well as his enthusiasm, eagerness and dedication to Fauna & Flora’s mission and strategic goals.”