The Wildlife Trusts’ public affairs manager Simon Forrester is
leaving next month to set up a new communications agency specialising in
environmental and development issues.
Wildlife Trusts, a nationwide network of local trusts which work to
protect wildlife, is seeking a replacement for Forrester and has
upgraded his post to director of communications.
Forrester’s new, Covent Garden-based joint venture will be called
Thackray Forrester Communications and will open for business on 1
September. Forrester will be partnered at the agency by Rachel Thackray,
a freelance consultant and former head of media at the World Wildlife
Fund for Nature. Both she and Forrester have also worked for the
The partners are in the process of talking to conservation bodies about
providing agency support for their work. Forrester said: ’We also see
quite a gap in the corporate market - a lot of companies with
environmental policies don’t get public recognition for what they’re
doing. The agencies they use don’t have the intimate understanding of
environmental issues necessary to deliver the service they need.’
P Government advisory body English Nature has hired Martin Tither to the
post of relationship manager with responsibility for relations with
Parliament, the Environment Agency and the voluntary sector. Tither was
previously senior press officer for English Nature.