Pat Fitzsimons has been appointed as the new executive director for the Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP).
She has started her new role this month and takes over from outgoing executive director Jill Goddard, who is retiring this year.
Pat has a strong background in managing charities and turning them into profitable and thriving organisations. She has worked as chief executive at London Community Resource Network and Community Network. Before that she worked in senior regeneration and community development roles in local government and housing associations.
Pat will be building on the Thames Estuary Partnership work of raising awareness of issues affecting the Thames.
“I want TEP to be the go-to organisation for project development in delivery of sustainability programmes within the Thames Estuary,” she said.
“We will ensure the many voices in the Estuary continue to be represented and will build stronger collaboration with the teams which are conducting world-class cross-disciplinary research within University College London.”