Welcome Ellie; our new CEO!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Ellie Stead. Ellie will be joining us on Tuesday 19th April.

Ellie brings extensive commercial, community and fundraising experience from her diverse career at technology provider TSYS and, more recently, from her interim role as Director of Yorkshire Air Museum.

“I’m honoured and delighted to be joining St Nicks and truly look forward to working with such a dynamic and talented team,” Ellie says. “This is an exciting time to be creating sustainable paths for ourselves as individuals and for organisations in and around York, so I absolutely relish the opportunity to develop existing and new partnerships across the many and varied areas of St Nick’s operations.”

As the ‘Green Heart of York,’ St Nicks offers a range of environmental activities and services to communities across the city from its base at a former landfill site turned Local Nature Reserve.

Speaking on behalf of the charity, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Stuart Leslie welcomed the news, saying:

“With Ellie at the helm, alongside our committed and hard-working team of staff, I am certain this new chapter for St Nicks will firmly establish the charity as a flourishing hub of green inspiration for York, where people value wildlife, the environment and each other equally to sustain a rich and healthy life for all.”