New Chief Executive Officer Appointed at Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Posted on 8 Apr 2021

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority are pleased to announce that they have appointed Catherine Mealing-Jones as their new Chief Executive Officer, Catherine will take up the post in July 2021.

Catherine is currently Director of Growth at the UK Space Agency where she has been leading strategy, policy and programmes to drive economic growth in the space sector and the wider economy, bringing space into local economic development strategies, and driving innovative new uses of space technology, data and applications.

Catherine has strong Board level experience of shaping strategic direction, developing policy, delivering projects, forming impactful partnerships, developing teams and delivering challenging objectives.

Authority members voted following an extensive recruitment campaign, carried out by GatenbySanderson, and a highly competitive selection process which included some very strong candidates.

Gareth Ratcliffe, Chair of National Park Authority “On behalf of Members and staff, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Mealing-Jones as the National Park’s new Chief Executive Officer. I am confident that her leadership and vision for the National Park Authority’s future will deliver the goals and objectives that our communities deserve and expect from us.” 

Catherine Mealing-Jones, Chief Executive Officer (designate) “I am delighted to be joining Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in July; the mission to work with Members, staff, volunteers and our partners to steward and grow the unique positive value that this special place can bring to local and national life is truly inspiring. I cannot wait to get to work, to make the most of the undoubted opportunities to realise the full potential the Park has to offer in delivering outcomes which will have a positive impact for current and future generations.