PECT looks forward as recruitment for new CEO begins

Environmental charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) looks to the future as their well-respected Chief Executive prepares to pursue a PhD in sustainability. 

Following a successful eight years at PECT Rachel Huxley has decided to leave the charity to formalise her considerable sustainability expertise with three years of study.

Chair of the trustees, Steve Magenis, has expressed his gratitude for Rachel’s commitment and energy during her time at the charity. “Under Rachel’s leadership PECT has made significant progress towards our goals. Where other organisations have struggled with the difficult financial climate over the last few years, Rachel has ensured that PECT has turned challenges into opportunities.

“We have a clear vision, we remain committed to delivering it and we continue to go from strength to strength. Peterborough is a city on the cusp of huge growth and the challenge for sustainability, in all senses of the word, has never been greater. We are in a very strong position and we welcome the opportunity to find the right person to work alongside the fantastic team at PECT and lead the organisation at this exciting time.”

Rachel is set to leave PECT in October to study a PhD in Sustainable Cities at Leeds University and the process to recruit her replacement is now underway.

“It’s been real privilege over the last eight years to work at the forefront of sustainability helping to shape a cleaner, greener, healthier and happier Peterborough” says Rachel. “PECT’s work is regularly highlighted nationally and internationally as an example of best practice and it’s been an honour to work with the team to achieve this kind of recognition. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to lead such a fantastic and dynamic organisation and would like to extend a huge thank you to all the team at PECT and the city partners who have made working here so successful and enjoyable.”