Dan Cooke joined the team in January as the new Tamar Valley AONB Manager.
Prior to moving to the Tamar Valley, Dan’s career has spanned all three sectors, having worked in environmental services for a large local authority, a leading environmental charity and a twenty-year stint in the private sector. His most recent position was as Head of Sustainability with the FTSE100 Pennon Group (parent company of South West Water).
With formal qualifications and extensive experience in environmental management, and in communications and community engagement, Dan is pleased to have joined the Tamar Valley AONB team and the wider AONB ‘family’.
“It’s great to be joining at such an exciting time with all the potential of the Tamara Landscapes Project, the next important steps for farming and protected landscapes, and the impressive range of ongoing projects and opportunities with our partners across the Valley,” said Dan.
“It’s clear that the Tamar Valley AONB is a special place, with a remarkably varied landscape and great character. I’ve already been made to feel very welcome online, despite the challenges of lockdown, and I look forward to working closely with our local communities, partners and visitors alike.”
I’m also keen to hear new ideas for your AONB, so please feel free to get in touch via our website and social media.”