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Meet PECT’s new CEO, Stuart Dawks

PECT Update

PECT is delighted to announce that Stuart Dawks, has been appointed as the charity’s new CEO.

Stuart has worked at PECT for the last 7 years, holding a range of roles including General Manager and most recently Director of Operations. He has been also been the interim CEO since Carly Leonard left in the summer.

During Stuart’s time at PECT, he has played a key role in diversifying the charity’s income streams including supporting the growth of PECT’s flagship business accreditation scheme, Investors in the Environment. Stuart has also helped to secure funding toward a range of impactful programmes including transitioning to a circular economy, reducing the carbon impact of our diets and Heritage Lottery funding to support doubling nature across the John Clare Countryside.

“PECT has a fantastic legacy spanning nearly 30 years, delivering real change and one that I hope to build on as the new CEO,” says Stuart Dawks, “The risk to our climate and nature has never been so prevalent. Therefore, I am looking forward to continuing to work with the PECT team and trustees to help individuals, neighbourhoods and businesses to take practical steps transitioning to a more sustainable way of living”.

With over 20 years of consultancy experience, Stuart is a highly experienced leader who has worked with a range of clients from businesses, governments and third-sector organisations around the world to enhance society and create sustainable places.

Toby Willison, Chair of the Board at PECT said “After a rigorous recruitment process, I am delighted that Stuart will be PECT’s permanent CEO. Stuart brings a wealth of expertise and personal commitment to PECT. The Board and I look forward to working closely with Stuart to continue the important work of PECT, promoting a sustainable future”.