New appointments at Rural Leaders

Rural Leaders welcomes new CEO – Chris Parsons


We are pleased to announce that Chris Parsons joined us on Monday, 4th May as our new CEO. Chris was recently interviewed by Rural News and would like to convey the following message:

“To all of you on the journey to develop your leadership, well done! It is a transformative journey. The learnings you absorb over the Kellogg course will have life long impact, not only improving the quality of your connections with others but also in multiplying your ability for positive impact. Leadership is a life-long journey and I look forward to journeying with you. “

Read the full interview at Rural news here

At the end of April we farewelled Anne Hindson who has led Rural Leaders from its inception. Her early pioneering work with Patrick Aldwell and Richard Green and Tony Zwart has been critical to the coordination of the iconic Nuffield and Kellogg Leaders programmes and their continual modernisation to ensure that modern scholars get world class leadership development.

We were sad to see Anne go, but grateful for her vision and commitment to the primary sector and Rural Leaders over the last six years. 

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Rural Leader’s Board appoints new Trustee – Kate Scott


At our recent AGM the Rural Leaders Board welcomed Kate Scott (2018 Nuffield Scholar) as a new Trustee, who replaced James Parsons. The Board will also be seeking to elect a new Independent appointed Trustee, following the recent resignation of Louise Webster.

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