National Park Authority CEO steps down

2020 has shown how important our protected landscapes including our National Park to people in Wales. Throughout the pandemic, the staff of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority have shown themselves to be resilient, flexible and passionate about what they do.
Julian Atkins, Chief Executive has led the Park through this and has now decided to explore new challenges and opportunities.

Gareth Ratcliffe, Chair of the National Park Authority has said “It is with sadness we see Julian leaving the Authority. I would like to publicly thank Julian for all his hard work over the years and to wish him all the best in the next chapter of his life. Julian has overseen some amazing work and has sown strong seeds for a bright future for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, it’s staff, communities, partners and the public.”

During Julian’s time as Chief Executive, he has led an ambitious Change Programme for the Authority and has also led the delivery of a range of initiatives, particularly in implementing a range of renewable energy projects and the expansion of the Authority’s Electric Vehicle fleet. Under Julian’s leadership, the Authority has put in place the building blocks for it to move forward positively in delivering climate change and nature recovery with more impact.

The recruitment for a new Chief Executive will begin in early 2021