Joe Duckworth to be League's next Chief Executive
The League is delighted to announce that Joe Duckworth will be joining the charity in July as Chief Executive.
Joe, who has a long and distinguished background in public services, has been appointed through an open recruitment and selection process which followed the announcement that the current Chief Executive, Douglas Batchelor, will be retiring in the summer.
Speaking today, Joe said: "I'm delighted to be joining the League and to have the opportunity to build on all the organisation has achieved over the last ten years. Securing the future of the Hunting Act will remain a priority but I am also keen that we develop our work to end dogfighting once and for all, and to expose the cruelty of game bird shooting."
Douglas Batchelor, said: ""I am confident that the League will continue to thrive under Joe's leadership and whilst I am retiring and handing over, I am proud of all that I have helped the League to achieve and wish to pay tribute to the enormous skill, effort and dedication of our staff and trustees, without which we could not have achieved so much."
The League's Chairman, Professor John Cooper QC, said, "It is testament to the transformation that Douglas has overseen at the League that we had such exceptional candidates for the post of Chief Executive. I know I am speaking on behalf of the whole Board of Trustees when I say that we are delighted to have Joe joining us, and we look forward to further successes for the League."
No further comment will be made until later in the year.