CPAWS-BC says farewell to departing Executive Director

  • Published on Mar 14 2014 |
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A New Chapter for CPAWS-BC

It is with some sadness that is yet buoyed by optimism that we announce the resignation of our Executive Director, Nicola Hill. Nicola leaves her role with CPAWS-BC later this month to share her expertise with another organization.

“It has been a great honour to lead this organization for the past 3 years. While I have accepted a position in another organization, I will stay engaged with CPAWS for years to come as a volunteer and supporter of their incredible conservation work,” said Nicola.

Nicola has been instrumental in building organizational capacity and strategies to attract a new generation of conservationists to protect wilderness and oceans in our province. Under her leadership, CPAWS-BC built a strong and talented staff team, and a resilient organization.

CPAWS-BC has been able to take campaigns to the next level with Nicola’s strategic communications and community engagement experience. As Executive Director, Nicola implemented Take Back the Wild - a youth conservation leadership program, increased public support for important conservation efforts through new volunteer and outreach programs, and helped expand CPAWS’ presence with the public. 

“While we are sad to see Nicola leave, her legacy and hard work has left CPAWS-BC with an incredible base for a new Executive Director to take on. We are in an excellent position to bring on a new leader who will help the organization continue to build and thrive,” said CPAWS-BC Board President Robert Penrose. 

CPAWS-BC has a transition team and plan in place, as well as a Transition Committee to lead the hiring process. Ryan Stewart has been hired as an interim Operations Manager effective March 17, 2014. Ryan will support the transition and hiring process, and is available to assist with any emerging needs.

The posting for the Executive Director position available here.