After five years as Chief Executive Officer of the Arboricultural Association (AA), Stewart Wardrop has announced his retirement and John Parker MICFor, the AA’s current Technical Director, will take over from 1 July 2021.
Appointed as the Arboricultural Association’s first Technical Director in August 2019, John has been a major influence in shaping and developing technical arboricultural matters and policy, playing an active role in the international arboricultural community.
Speaking on his appointment, John said:
“It is a huge honour to have been appointed CEO of the Association, particularly at such an important and exciting time for our profession. I am looking forward to working with our amazing staff team, our Trustees, members, and all of our other friends, colleagues and stakeholders in the UK and around the world, to build on the great achievements of the last few years in promoting and supporting arboriculture and tree care.”