ONE of the most pivotal roles in English angling is up for grabs.

Mark Lloyd will be leaving the Angling Trust chief executive post, and he will take up the CEO role at environmental group, The Rivers Trust.

Mark has headed up the Angling Trust & Fish Legal for ten years. He oversaw the historic unification of angling organisations in 2009 but will depart this summer.

Mark said: “It’s very difficult to leave an organisation which I helped create ten years ago and have seen grow and develop into a powerful and influential voice for all forms of angling.

“Of course it will be very hard to say goodbye to the staff, volunteers and members who have all helped make the vision of a united, professional representative body for all anglers become a reality.

“However, I am very excited about my new role at The Rivers Trust and the opportunity to focus on finding solutions to the environmental degradation of our precious rivers, which is where my career started.”

Angling Trust policy chief, Martin Salter, said: “When I was the MP responsible for liaising with angling bodies from 1997 to 2010, there was a hopeless mess of disparate and often warring organisations which made angling look pretty amateurish.

“Mark Lloyd has brought in significant new funding which has allowed the Trust to grow. He leaves behind a strong and effective organisation.”

Details of how to apply for the role of chief executive of the Angling Trust are on their website. The closing date is April 29, 2019.

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