I am delighted to announce that following a competitive process Gail has been appointed to lead the umbrella body for the Rivers Trust movement in Wales.

Gail has over 20 years of experience in the water industry and consultancy more recently moving into the Rivers Trust movement where she is currently Head of Natural Capital for the Wye and Usk Foundation.

Gail will now divide her time between this role and leading Afonydd Cymru into the next phase of its development.

Gail is already well known to many people working to improve our rivers and the water environment in Wales and her experience, expertise and enthusiasm will be crucial to meeting the challenges that lie ahead. She is looking forward to working with you to achieve our vision for cleaner, healthier and more biodiverse rivers.

Gail can be contacted at [email protected] and takes up her post from Monday the 22nd February.

Chris Mills (Chair of Afonydd Cymru)