Campaign to Protect Rural England Standing up for your countryside

Skip to navigation

New chief executive for the Campaign to Protect Rural England

28 April 2017

Crispin Truman to take up appointment in autumn


The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chief executive, Crispin Truman, who has led The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) for more than a decade.

Crispin has been chief executive of the CCT since 2003, during which time he has been responsible for delivering major regeneration projects and creating partnerships to help sustain local communities and their heritage. His love of the countryside and experiences working with rural conservation groups drove his enthusiasm for CPRE, he said.

"I love being in the countryside and enjoy walking or cycling out of town whenever I get the opportunity," he added. "In my time at CCT I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with rural communities to save their local historic churches - now to have the chance to lead the premier charity working to protect and enhance rural England is fantastic.

"I’m really looking forward to getting to know the thousands of volunteers, members and professionals who make CPRE what it is: working day in day out to keep our countryside beautiful for all."

Chair of CPRE, Su Sayer, said she was delighted at the new appointment. "I am very much looking forward to working with Crispin. He brings with him a wealth of experience and arrives at an exciting time for CPRE as we embark on our new strategic plan and work to promote the countryside with a new Government."

Crispin will start his new role at CPRE on 4 September.



Notes to editors

Crispin Truman, OBE, takes over from Shaun Spiers, who has been Chief Executive at CPRE for 13 years and is moving to head up Green Alliance in June. The Churches Conservation Trust is a national charity, sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which owns and operates a collection of 350 historic English churches, over 80% of which are in rural areas.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) fights for a better future for the English countryside. We work locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. Our members are united in their love for England’s landscapes and rural communities, and stand up for the countryside, so it can continue to sustain, enchant and inspire future generations. Founded in 1926, President: Emma Bridgewater, Patron: Her Majesty The Queen.

Back to top

Bluebells lancs web home sml

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. If that's okay, just continue browsing - or see our cookies policy for ways to opt out.
Cookies Policy I agree